On Saturday, February 11th the Southampton Animal Shelter hosted a sold-out Puppy Love event at elegant Main Prospect Restaurant in Southampton Village. Attendees (including my husband and me) enjoyed a delectable four-course prix fixe dinner with wine pairings–a different wine for each course. The food, wines and service were all top of the line. So was the music, with live jazz by string bassist Peter Martin Weiss, along with a pianist and singer.
Shelter dogs were on hand to welcome guests, and a streaming slide show on one wall featured shelter pets available for adoption.
All in all, a delightful evening for a great community cause.
Next up for the Animal Shelter on February 25 and 26 is their annual Spay-ghetti fundraiser to benefit their Advo-Cats TNR (trap/neuter/release) program for feral cats. Each $40 ticket purchased includes a gift certificate to Uncle Joe’s Pizza and Restaurant in Hampton Bays for a meal which includes spaghetti and optional meatballs, side salad, bread, a cupcake from Cathy’s Cupcakes, and 2 raffle tickets. Gift certificates will be honored until March 18th. To purchase tickets and a pick-up appointment at the Shelter, call them at (631)728-7387 ext. 221 or email [email protected]. During your appointment time you’ll be able to browse their terrific raffle items. Submit your free raffle tickets and purchase additional tickets. Raffle tickets can be purchased without buying a $40 ticket – supporters can come into the shelter on Feb 25 or 26 to take part! A high-end auction will be held live on Facebook on February 24. See their website for additional details.
The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation is an essential part of our local community, and steadfast to their mission in providing for the welfare of animals and reducing the number of homeless pets. As a non profit, they rely heavily on donations to care for the kittens, cats, puppies, senior dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and even roosters, all under their roof. Their adoption facility, clinic and mobile unit are on the front lines every day and they are staffed 365 days a year to care for the animals in their charge.