Photos By: Patrick McMullan

Patrick McMullan With Bella, Jean Shafiroff And Charlie

Patricia Shiah With Martin Shafiroff And Chiu-Ti Jansen

Morgan O'Connor With Szilvia Szalontai And Monica Seles

Elizabeth Shafiroff With Alex Donner And Jean Shafiroff

Ann Rapp And Hunt Slonem

Jean Shafiroff and Patrick McMullan hosted the “Pit Bulls as Pets” cocktail party to raise awareness for the adoption of pit bulls for the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation, at the Shafiroff residence the evening of May 2, 2014. Bella, Jean Shafiroff’s tan and white pit bull, greeted guests at her home and proved that with love and care this breed can make wonderful pets. The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation has several pit bulls trained for adoption and ready to start their lives with new and loving families. The kick-off party was held to celebrate the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation’s 5th Annual Gala, which will take place July 19, 2014, in Southampton honoring Georgina Bloomberg.

Guests in attendence included hosts Jean Shafiroff, philanthropist, Patrick McMullan, photographer, and Patricia Gray, Executive Director of the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation, as well as Monica Seles, tennis player; Morgan O'Connor, model; William and Liliana Cavendish; Michael Gross, author; Geoffrey Bradfield, interior designer; Ann Rapp and Hunt Slonem; Chele Chiavacci; Richard Farley; Randi Schatz; Flo Anthony; Elsie McCabe Thompson; Martin Shafiroff; Elizabeth Shafiroff; Susan Cushing; Lucia Hwong Gordon; Margo Langenberg; former Miss America, Suzette Charles and William Allen.

The Animal Shelter Foundation has a 94% release rate; over 94% of the animals that come into the shelter are released alive. The shelter’s board of directors oversees a mobile service in the state of New York, offering spay and neutering services to areas in need. For more information on the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation visit HERE.