Jean Shafiroff With Rescue Charlie

Katlean DeMonchy With  Victor dE Souza, Florence Anthony And Jean Shafiroff

Animal rights activist and philanthropist Jean Shafiroff, Global Strays and the SPCA of Suffolk County held a NYC Easter Pet Parade and marched in NYC starting from The Selena Rose Cafe.

 Participants and their dogs marched to show their support of animal rights worldwide. Dog owners brought their dogs dressed in Easter costumes for the march. Some of those attending included, Jean Shafiroff, Global Strays co-founder Lindsey Spielfogal, fashion designer Victor dE Souza, Dawne Marie Grannum, Adam Mazur, Katlean DeMonchy, Todd Shapiro, Elizabeth Spielfogal, Sammy Musovic, and radio personality, Florence Anthony.

Lindsey Spielfogal With Rescue Gary

 Some dog owners also dressed up in Easter outfits for the occasion. Selena Rose Cafe in NYC provided a delicious steak and chicken meal to all the dogs participating in the march.

Rescue Pup Charlie

The dog march was organized to celebrate Easter and to raise heightened awareness on the great need for proper care of animals worldwide. In many countries abuse of animals is widespread. Jean Shafiroff, Global Strays and the SPCA are all working to combat animal abuse.

About Jean Shafiroff

Jean Shafiroff is a philanthropist and author of "Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give." Jean has traveled internationally to ease animal abuse and frequently speaks on television about animal causes. She is an Ambassador of the American Humane Society, honorary board member of the Southampton Animal Shelter and President of Global Strays. Jean is also on the boards of the NYC Mission Society, Couture Council, New York Women’s Foundation, Jewish Board and Southampton Bath and Tennis Club Charitable Foundation. She has been honored several times for her philanthropic work in the areas of human rights and animal rights.

About Global Strays 

Global Strays was founded by Elizabeth Shafiroff and Lindsey Spielfogal, to come to the aid of suffering animals, mainly, stray dogs and cats around the world and to protect them from neglect and abuse. To reach this mission Global Strays has worked with and supported animal rescue organizations in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic and St. Lucia. Global Strays expects to work in several other countries to reduce animal cruelty and to help with the education of the proper care of animals.

About the SPCA of Suffolk County

The Suffolk County SPCA provides a number of services and programs unlike any SPCA in the country. The MASH unit, conducts spay/neuter clinics, provides educational programs, and supports senior citizens with the maintenance of their pets. In addition , the agency provides spay/neuter services to tens of thousands of feral animals, while assisting the residents of Suffolk County by providing for the health and safety of their pets. The SPCA of Suffolk County is also involved in enforcing the New York State Agriculture and Market Law with regard to the prevention of mistreatment and cruelty to animals.