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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!

Learn about the work we do:

Financials 2018

Financials 2017

Impact Report 2018

Impact Report 2017

Statistics 2016

Financials 2016

Form 990 2018 Part I

Form 990 2018 Part II


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.

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


Teresa Meekins, DVM, Sr. Medical Director and Interim Co-Executive Director

Barbara Maresca, Interim Co-Executive Director

Nancy Smith, Controller

Kate McEntee, Director of Adoptions

Whitney Tucker, Director of Animal Care


Venessa Herdter

Tracy McLaren

Jill Mulvey

Lauren DeFoto


Kim Cannon

Samantha Densieski

Olivia Figueroa

Jenna Haines

Kayla Hannan

Jane Kolbenheyer

Rachel Micheli

Nicole Mirante, DVM

Lisa Morris

Jaclynn Steo

Katherine Wheeler


Rich Campbell

Lisa Conte

Dan DiSalvo

Kathy Fava

Megan Flynn

Peter Hendrickson

Jeffrey Peterson

Christie Proctor

Chris Schmidt


Crystal Monaco



Maura McGarry


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Susan Allen, Emeritus

Beau Hulse, Co-President

John Bradham, Esq., Co-President

Lee Becker

Sean Deneny

John Ferguson, Esq.

Brigid Fitzgerald

Dorothy Frankel

Clifton Knight, Esq.

Marcy MacMillan

Merritt Piro

Renee Schlather

Sony Schotland

Martin Shafiroff

Wendy Wegner

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. Raya Keis Knight

Rev. Peter Larsen

Mr. Robert Liberman

Mr. Robert Lohman

Ms. Sandra McConnell 

Ms. Barbara McEntee 

Mr. Patrick McMullan 

Ms. Ann Reinking

Ms. Linda Renk

Mr. Andrew Sabin

Mr. Charles Scarborough

Ms. Jean Shafiroff

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