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About Us

The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that relies on the generosity of our donors and volunteers to care 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, the last resort. Without SASF, these animals would not be able to survive. The shelter provides a stepping stone for animals to find loving homes. It offers them housing, food, medical treatment, training, and rehabilitation when necessary. Your support makes all of this possible and together we can help save more lives!

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 25 hamlets and villages-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 on 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 that 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.

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. 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


Beatrix, Director of Operations

Joanne, Bookkeeper



Venessa, Adoption Manager

Lauren, Adoption Coordinator

Julie, Adoption Coordinator

Stephanie, Adoption Coordinator


Whitney, Director of Animal Care

Chris, Kennel Attendant

Lily S., Cat Care Attendant

Jill, Cat Care Coordinator

Christie, Kennel Attendant

Cathy, Cat Care Attendant

Lisa, Cat Care Attendant

Jeffrey, Kennel Attendant

Megan, Kennel Attendant

Johanna, Cat Care Attendant


Tracy, Community Relations Coordinator


Brandon B., Development & Special Events Manager


Brandon K., Donor Relations Coordinator


Veronica, Director of Animal Training

Brianna, Trainer

Lily G., Handler

Jenna, Handler


Crystal, Community Engagement Coordinator


Dr. Nicole, DVM, Director of Shelter Medicine

 Pat, Vet Assistant

Lisseth, Vet Assistant

Dr. Michelle, DVM

Jenn, Licensed Vet Tech

Jayne, Mobile Van Coordinator

Kristen, Medical Receptionist

Teresa, Clinic Manager

Lisa M., Licensed Vet Tech

Olivia F., Vet Assistant


Ms. Susan Allen, Emeritus
John Bradham, Esq., Co-President
Beau Hulse, Co-President

Wendy Wegner, Vice President

Merritt Piro, Treasurer

Renee Schlather, Secretary
John Ferguson, Esq.
Brigid Fitzgerald
Dorothy Frankel
Marcy MacMillan
Sony Schotland
Martin Shafiroff

Eric Weston

Honorary Board

Mr. Leslie Alexander
Ms. Georgina Bloomberg
Mr. David Brownstein
Mr. Richard Demato
Ms. Kim Dryer
Mrs. Cathy Duemler
Ms. Jean Remmel Fitzsimmons
Clifton Knight, Esq.
Ms. Raya Keis Knight
Rev. Peter Larsen
Mr. Robert Liberman
Mr. Robert Lohman
Ms. Sandra McConnell
Ms. Barbara McEntee
Mr. Patrick McMullan
Dr. Teri Meekins, DVM
Mr. Andrew Sabin
Ms. Jean Shafiroff
In Loving Memory of Daniel DiSalvo.

10.19.1999- 04.04.2021

A True Cat Lover and Friend to Animals Everywhere.
We Miss You, Dan.

Learn about the work we do:

General information

Tax ID: 27-1019073

Financials 2019

Financials 2018

Impact Report 2018

Financials 2017

Statistics 2016

Impact Report 2017

Form 990 2019

Form 990 2018 Part I

Form 990 2018 Part II

2020 Impact Report

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