Photos By: Patrick McMullan
Jean Shafiroff

Jean Shafiroff With Chuck & Ellen Scarborough

Jean Shafiroff With Jonathan McCann

Mayor Mark And Marianne Epley

The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF) hosted their fourth annual "A Taste of Wine" kicking off their Eighth Annual Unconditional Love Gala being held on July 8th, 2017.

Held at the Southampton Historical Museum, the event was hosted by Board President Jonathan McCann and Honorary Chair Jean Shafiroff – one of this year’s Gala honorees. The duo welcomed guests including Southampton's Mayor Mark Epley and his wife Marianne, and Ellen and Chuck Scarborough to enjoy a variety of wines courtesy of Bottle Hampton, Martha Clara Vineyards, Herbert and Rist, Raphael Vineyards and Fiol Prosecco.

Cliff Knight With Raya Knight And Martin Shafiroff

Guests were provided with tasting stations loaded with vegetarian appetizers from Schmidt Bros Produce to enjoy while they listened to the sounds of Certain Moves Trio, and played with the adoptable cats and dogs. A litter of kittens and three Chihuahua siblings Bruiser, Buster and Annie who were looking for their forever families, received a lot of attention from various guests.

Victor De Souza

Midway through the event Jonathan McCann thanked attendees for coming saying, “Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation relies solely upon donations from the public. The wellbeing of our homeless animals is the result of your generosity and support.” He stressed, “the need to find homes for the ‘long term’ dogs who are just as capable of offering unconditional love as the puppies that you are meeting today.”