Ingrid Arneberg With Elizabeth Shafiroff

Elizabeth Shafiroff With Jas Leverette, Dr. Lester Tapia & Georgina Bloomberg

Global Strays with President and co-founder Elizabeth Shafiroff held their 3rd Annual Benefit, Redefining Animal Welfare, at NAIA Hamptons in Southampton, NY. Held outside, the event honored those fighting for global animal welfare and Global Strays’ programs for pets, strays and working horses in underserved communities. Guests enjoyed complimentary cocktails while mingling by the pool and lounge with many global animal lovers and environmentally conscious advocates. Global Strays was proud to showcase the tremendous strides they have made over the last year, highlighting their educational workshops, their spay/neuter programs, and working horse clinics in Nicaragua, as well as their shelter program in Colombia. Jas Leverette, host of Canine Intervention on Netflix, and Georgina Bloomberg, author & animal Activist, were the Animal Champions for the evening. Global Strays head veterinarian, Dr. Lester Tapia, flew in from Nicaragua to attend the benefit. In addition, there was a silent auction specially curated by Global Strays staff with environmentally conscious fashion, beauty, and pet brands.

Rebecca Seawright With Jean Shafiroff And Elizabeth Shafiroff

Notable attendees included: Elizabeth Shafiroff, Georgina Bloomberg, Jas Leverette, Dr. Lester Tapia, Jean Shafiroff, Martin Shafiroff, Southampton Mayor Jesse Warren, NYS Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright, Richard Ballard, Michael Pitsinos, David Hochberg, Aisha Christian, Ingrid Arneberg, Lindsay Feinstein, Suzan Kremer, Martyna Sokol, Greg D'Elia, and Leesa Rowland.

Leesa Rowland And Missy Hargraves

 Global Strays would like to thank the host committee Missy Hargraves, Nathania Nisonson, Kingsley Crawford, Kate McEntee, Renee Amorosi, and Henry De La Paz. Global Strays would also like to thank the thirty companies that contributed to the silent auction including: Agent Nateur, Save The Duck, Farm Hounds, KWONN, Pure Earth Pets, Mia Loves Jay, and Metro Dog Training. Tito’s Handmade Vodka was the liquor sponsor for the event.


Global Strays aims to reduce the suffering of animals in impoverished regions of Latin America with plans to expand globally. We fund animal shelters and bring services directly into communities in an effort to increase the well-being of animals and families alike. By creating long-standing partnerships, we tackle animal mistreatment and stray overpopulation at its root.

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Photos Courtesy Of Lawlor Media Group / Patrick McMullan