Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation’s 13th Annual Unconditional Love Gala Returns to Gin Lane


The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation’s 13th Annual Unconditional Love Gala is returning to the Hamptons. The event will take place on Saturday, July 16th, 2022, on Gin Lane in Southampton. The grand soiree will be the highlight of this summer season out east. Chaired by Jean Shafiroff, the event honors William Bratton, former Police Commissioner of New York City and Jonathan McCann, founding President of SASF.  The Honorary Chair will be Georgina Bloomberg.  The annual event has been the most important fundraiser for the shelter for over a decade.

The fun-filled gala will feature cocktails and a delicious, seated dinner, as well as dancing. In addition, a live and silent auction will help raise much-needed funds for the animals.

Proceeds from this event directly support the more than 5,000 animals who enter our doors each year. 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.

About SASF:

The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, open admission, no kill shelter that relies on the generosity of their donors and volunteers to care to for the homeless animals in its community, and to place them in loving “forever homes.” The number of animals in need of help is growing every day. The overpopulation of pets on Long Island is a major issue. Whether caring for strays found wandering the streets, rescuing neglected and abandoned animals, or saving dogs from the horrors of the puppy mill industry, the shelter is a safe haven for all animals and for some, a last resort. Without SASF, these animals would not be able to survive. The shelter provides a steppingstone for animals to find a loving home. It offers them housing, food, medical treatment, training, and rehabilitation when necessary.  They not only take in community pets but also partner with other rescues and shelters, located on Long Island, New York and areas in the South including Puerto Rico and Mexico, to save animals that are in dire situations.