Isaac Mizrahi to be Honored at ARF Event
by Evelyn J. Mocbeichel
Each year, the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (ARF) hosts a Bow Wow Meow Ball to present The Champion of Animals Award. On Saturday, August 17th this year’s award will be presented to Isaac Mizrahi for his love of animals and his support of ARF. Mizrahi, the renowned fashion designer and entertainer, is a long time supporter of ARF and a compassionate friend to animals in need.
The evening’s celebration of ARF’s life-saving work will take place on ARF’s 22-acre campus in Wainscott. Guests will enjoy cocktails, followed by dinner catered by Olivier Cheng within an elegant setting. Afterwards, the party will continue with dancing to music by the Peter Duchin Orchestra. Over 400 high-profile guests from New York and the Hamptons are expected to attend the magical night. All proceeds will benefit ARF, a regional leader in New York for the rescue and adoption of cats and dogs.
ARF’s mission is very close to Isaac’s heart. Each October since 2010, Isaac has championed ARF’s annual Stroll to the Sea Dog Walk, which he calls his favorite event of the year. Each year since then he has created an original work of art for the Dog Walk’s invitation and much-sough-after t-shirt. Isaac’s warmth and wit are a perfect match for the Walk. He and his husband Arnold have two rescue dogs: Dean, a Beagle-Jack Russell Terrier mix, and Kitty, a Collie mix, and Isaac and Arnold can often be found volunteering at ARF, walking our own resident dogs awaiting adoption.
The animals in ARF’s care come from animal control centers, high kill shelters across the country, and from people who can no longer care for their pets. In 2019, ARF will intake over 1,400 dogs and cats at its state-of-the-art Adoption Center. ARF provides full medical care—including spaying and neutering—to all its animals in addition to humane care for their basic needs. Once medically evaluated and socialized the dogs and cats are made available for adoption at its Adoption Center and through its mobile adoption van and offsite events held across the greater New York region. Since its inception, ARF has rescued more than 28,000 cats and dogs and placed them with loving families.
Joining in the festivities this year will be a proud group of ARF cats and dogs available for adoption. The Bow Wow Meow Ball event is an important evening as it raises funds that are vital to the organization and its mission. The evening will also include a live auction, a silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind luxury items, unique arfITECTURE cat and dog houses—works of art created by Donna Karan and Gabby Karan de Felice, Robert Wilson and Steven Gambrell along with top architects and builders, as well as an online auction with charitybuzz.com. For information or tickets visit: https://give.arfhamptons.org/bowwowmeowball or contact Jean Schiavoni 631-537-0400 ext. 219, or firstname.lastname@example.org Visit ARF at www.arfhamptons.org
ARF’s Animals of the Month
Rocky: Rocky is a sweet but shy boy who came to ARF two-years ago after his owner passed away. This handsome feline gets along with other cats, and once he warms up to you, expect him to be quite vocal. He is now eight years old and he is hoping for a second chance with a loving family.
Houdini: This adorable young Terrier will soon celebrate his second birthday! Houdini gets along well with other dogs, walks well on leash, know basic commands and is housebroken. He will need an adult home with no children as he can be quite fearful of new situations. As soon as he finds his forever person, this docile little man will prove to be your very best friend.
For more information contact email@example.com or call 631-537-0400 x203.
All ARF animals are vet checked, spayed/neutered, microchipped and up to date on all vaccines.
To view all of our adoptable animals, visit: www.arfhamptons.org
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