Thursday, July 19, 2012



Sharon Kerr With Jean Shafiroff

 Jean And Martin Shafiroff With Sandra McConnell And Christopher Obetz

Jean Shafiroff and Sequin (Southampton location), hosted a kick-off event for the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation’s 3rd Annual Unconditional Love benefit, which will be held on July 21, 2012. The event, honoring Ellen & Chuck (NBC 4 News Anchor) Scarborough, will be chaired by Jean Shafiroff and at the home of Sandra McConnell in Southampton.

Those in attendance of the kick-off included Susan Allen, the Shelter’s founder and “ANGEL,” Board President; Jonathan McCann, Board Executive V.P; co-founder of ARF, Sony Schotland; and Board member, Joel Cooper, as well as Sharon Kerr, a Vice-Chair for the benefit; NancyJane Loewy, auction chair and Raya Keis Knight, gift bag chair. Additionally, Martin Shafiroff, Patrick McMullan, Georgina Schaeffer, and Marsha Schaeffer, attended to support the cause.

The gala promises to be one of the most exciting and elegant benefits on the Summer 2012 Charity Circuit; with Allen & Company and Barclays serving as Honorary Corporate Chairs, the event will begin with cocktails, followed by a sit-down dinner catered by Robbins/Wolfe Eventeurs. The renowned Alex Donner Orchestra will provide music for guests, generously donated by an anonymous donor. In addition, ASI (American Society of Interior Designers, NY Metro Chapter), will present a one-of-a-kind dog house/dog bed and dog crate auction, created especially for the shelter and their Unconditional Love event.

The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation is ranked among the top ten shelters in the country. In addition to providing adoption services, the shelter offers a low-cost spay/neuter clinic. The Training and Behavior Department, evaluates each dog and develops individually tailored training, based upon a dog’s needs. Dog obedience classes, as well as dog play groups, are offered to the public.

On June 9, 2012, the Southampton Animal Shelter was bestowed with the honor of “2012 Shelter of the Year” at Petfest’s Pet Hero Awards Ceremony.

To purchase tickets for the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation’s 3rd Annual Unconditional Love Gala, please call 631-728-PETS x240.

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Photos By: Patrick McMullan

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