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About SASF

The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that relies on the caring generosity of our donors and volunteers to care to for the homeless animals in our community, and place them in loving “forever homes.” The number of animals in need of our help is growing every day. The overpopulation of pets on Long Island is a major issue and sadly more amazing animals are ending up homeless. 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 stepping stone for animals to find a loving home. It offers them housing, food, medical treatment, training, and rehabilitation when necessary.

SASF is a 501(3)(c) non-profit organization that relies on the generosity of its donors and volunteers. Your support makes all of this possible and together we can help save more lives!

Financials 2015

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Form 990 2015

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Financials 2016

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Statistics 2016

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Our Story

The Southampton Animal Shelter was operated as a municipal shelter by the Town of Southampton until January 2010. Due to budget cuts at the time, the Town eliminated the shelter. A concerned group of locals citizens banded together to save the shelter and created the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation, with a mission to provide for the welfare of the ever growing number of homeless animals, and, in turn, to place them in permanent caring homes.

The Shelter is primarily dedicated to caring for homeless animals in our community of twenty-two towns–but we don’t stop there. We rescue dogs from “kill shelters” and dire situations from across the country from New York City to Georgia to Puerto Rico and even China.

We have proven ourselves to be a leading shelter. We pride ourselves in finding excellent homes for large numbers of animals. Since 2010, the shelter’s adoption rate has increased significantly due to the many new services we provide,  such as a veterinary clinic which handles all incoming medical evaluations and care, public spay and neuter services, micro-chipping, and inoculations. We have one of the best training and behavior departments in the country. Our program socializes, integrates, and enriches the lives of shelter dogs and it has proven to increase the rate of adoptability of these dogs.

As of January 2014 we have taken our services “on the road” to fulfill our mission of reducing the number of homeless pets. The ASPCA has granted SASF a Veterinary Mobile Clinic to target low income pet owners throughout New York State by offering low cost spay and neutering. Our Veterinary Mobile Clinic also offers low cost inoculations and micro-chipping. Last year out mobile clinic went out 95 times, spaying/neutering an average of 45 pets per week.

The present economy is very challenging. People are experiencing hardships, causing many to be unable to care for their pets. These pets are often surrendered to the shelter or simply abandoned. We have had to expand our facility due to the increase in abandoned animals and are in the process of raising additional funds to enlarge and modernize the veterinary clinic, as well as our facility and services.

We are steadfast to our mission which is to provide for the welfare of animals and reduce the number of homeless pets—and we are committed to our goal which is to promote and nurture the bond between people and animals through adoption, education and community outreach.

Want to join the team at SASF? Check out the opportunities HERE. 

Our Team

DIRECTORS

Jerry Rosenthal, Executive Director

Beatrix Parash, Operations Director

Teresa Meekins, DVM, Clinical Director

Mark Ambrico, Marketing Director

Kate McEntee, Adoptions Director

Christina Vargas, Volunteer & Foster Director

Deborah Whitney,Training & Behavioral Director

Whitney Tucker, Kennel Director

ADOPTION COORDINATORS

Maggie Anderson

Jennifer Hendrickson

Holly Weinberg

Jill Mulvey

VETERINARY CLINIC & MOBILE STAFF

Kim Cannon

Rachel Micheli, LVT

Jennifer Midget

Nicole Mirante, DVM

Alexandra Kraveski

Melanie Edwards

Linda Goldsmith

DONOR RELATIONS

Adrienne Walter

TRAINING DEPARTMENT

Annelie Indilla

Wendy Kayro

Derrick Nash

Janelle Hill

KENNEL STAFF

Jessica Smith

Claire Frank

Kathy Fava

Lori Wilder

Amanda Correa

Christie Proctor

Sergei Emmerich

Dylan Tucker

Matt Wolf

Jeffrey Peterson

Whitney Tucker

Alexandra Kraveski

SHELTER MAINTENANCE

Alex Werner

Judith Sass

RETAIL SHOP 

Peri Capolino, Manager

Anne Aidone

GENERAL INFORMATION
Email: [email protected]

ANIMAL CONTROL INFORMATION
Click here for Information to Help You Keep Your Pets Safe, Happy, Healthy & Legal!

Board Of Directors

Susan Allen, Emeritus

Jonathan McCann, President

Clifton Knight Esq. Executive Vice President

Beau Hulse, Vice President

Steven Greenfield, Treasurer

Carol Saglimbeni, Secretary

Brigid Fitzgerald

John Ferguson Esq.

Ellen Scarborough

Sony Schotland

Renee Schlather

Honorary Board

Mr. Leslie Alexander

Ms. Georgina Bloomberg

Ms. Elizabeth Brown

Mr. David Brownstein

Mr. Richard Demato

Ms. Kim Dryer

Mrs. Cathy Duemler

Ms. Jean Remmel Fitzsimmons

Ms. Jill Rappaport

Mrs. Raya Keis Knight

Rev. Peter Larson

Mr. Robert Liberman

Mr. Robert Lohman

Ms. Sandra McConnell

Ms. Barbara McEntee

Mr. Patrick McMullen

Ms. Ann Reinking

Ms. Linda Renk

Mr. Andrew Sabin

Mr. Charles Scarborough

Ms. Jean Shafiroff

Ms. Wendy Wegner

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