Southampton Animal Shelter

The Annual Spay-ghetti fundraiser hosted by the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF) will take place Saturday, February 25th and Sunday, February 26th, 2023. With a priority to raise funds and create awareness for the dedicated Advo-Cat program, the affair benefits the entire Southampton Township. The organization uses monies raised to help spay and neuter hundreds of community cats each year.

As the community shelter, they proudly offer free spay and neutering for all the homeless cats in the township, which spans roughly 300 square miles. It costs roughly $15,000 a year to spay or neuter and vaccinate all the community cats brought to the clinic. Per cat, that comes out to a little over $120, after the surgery, microchipping and vaccinations.  The Foundation takes in the feral kittens, socializes them, feeds and houses them until they find their forever homes.

Instead of a sit-down dinner, this fundraiser offers a gift certificate for a spaghetti dinner from Uncle Joe’s Pizzeria and Restaurant in Hampton Bays, along with a cupcake from Cathy’s Cupcakes. After Guests purchase their $40 ticket online, they schedule an appt to come in on either February 25th or February 26th to pick up the gift certificate and partake in the chance auction. Currently, the center is still accepting sponsors and auction items to help the cause.

To purchase your ticket (or tickets) and schedule your pick-up appointment at the shelter by telephone at 631-728-7387 ext 221, online here:  or by email at

For sponsorship opportunities please visit this link:

“We are proud of our work in assisting the community in its efforts to control the local feral cat population,” says the Southampton Animal Shelter. “We have been supporting a local colony for the past four years located in Flanders.  This has been a difficult and tricky situation that started with 25 cats.  With the support of the Town, we have reduced that number to 5, this is just one example of the many colonies we support.”

The foundation also proudly worked with a private residence that had feral cats that were trapped and neutered.  During the process, one of the cats had kittens, and due to low temperatures, one of the kittens sustained life threatening injuries.  The kitten was rushed to the wellness clinic at the shelter, and after intensive care, Snowflake recovered. The kitten even was able to be placed in a loving forever home with new owners.

A recent article in The East Hampton Star identified that, “Across the United States, according to the Humane Society, there are 166 million “community cats.” They have 1.4 litters a year and only 25 percent of their kittens are still alive after three months. Yet, for all their challenges, “Stray cats are the single largest source of shelter animal intake,” says the society’s website. Most don’t make it out alive; 80 percent of cats who enter a shelter die there.”  The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation is proud of the work they do to be a part of the solution of controlling these numbers.  Please help them help the homeless cats in our community.

The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is supported exclusively by donations and grants from the community. From caring and finding homes for stray and abandoned animals to providing low-cost veterinary care and dog training so that animals can remain in their homes, the shelter has become a vital resource in our community.