Though saddened by the cancellation of the 11th Annual Unconditional Love Gala due the COVID-19 pandemic, the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF) is still raising funds and awareness for homeless animals. The SASF relies heavily on the funds generated by the Gala to care for their shelter animals. While they remain committed to saving the lives of pets in need, this reduction in funding will impact the scope of the SASF mission. They not only take in community pets but also partner with other rescues, located on Long Island and areas in the South including Puerto Rico, to save animals that are in dire situations. Oftentimes, the SASF shelter is their last resort.
This past year, the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation found homes for over 800 animals and provided the community with necessary resources like their Wellness Clinic, Advo-Cats Program, low-cost spay/neuter mobile clinic, as well as other community outreach programs. These services help pet owners who fall on hard times keep their animals with them and out of the shelters.
During these times of great uncertainty, we will keep providing the community with these vital resources to ensure the health and safety of animals in our township and beyond; and continue their mission to provide care for every animal.
DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT
Introducing Match Your Gift program…all donations up to $150,000 will be matched! The SASF is asking their friends and family to give what you can to help us help them. This season, SASF is excited to announce that a few generous donors have graciously offered to match donations up to $150,000. If you give $500, their shelter pets get $1000. This will accelerate their goal to reach $500,000. While this goal is ambitious, SASF knows that they can continue to count on the community as they always have. Together they can make a difference and save the lives of animals that rely on us each and every day. Join Foundation Chair Jean Shafiroff; Junior Chairs Georgina Bloomberg, Katie McEntee, Nathania Nisonson; and Committee members Antonella Bertello, Amy Cosman, Kingsley Crawford, Missy Hargraves, Merritt Piro, Randi Schatz, Elizabeth Shafiroff, Jaqueline Shafiroff, and Sarah Vacchiano in reaching this goal in unprecedented times.
SASF just finished up their MASK UP partnership with Dylan’s Candy Bar where masks from Dylan’s Candy Bar were available for purchase, and a portion of the proceeds from every mask purchased went directly to the care and comfort of SASF shelter pets.
About SASF: The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that relies on the generosity of their donors and volunteers to care to for the homeless animals in its community, and to place them in loving “forever homes.” The number of animals in need of help is growing every day. The overpopulation of pets on Long Island is a major issue. Whether caring for strays found wandering the streets, rescuing neglected and abandoned animals, or saving dogs from the horrors of the puppy mill industry, the shelter is a safe haven for all animals and for some, a last resort. Without SASF, these animals would not be able to survive. The shelter provides a stepping stone for animals to find a loving home. It offers them housing, food, medical treatment, training, and rehabilitation when necessary.