Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation’s Unconditional Love Gala Starring Miss Peaches

The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation will host its signature gala, Unconditional Love, on July 20 at 6 PM. This highly anticipated event is not just an evening of celebration, but a crucial fundraiser that underpins the shelter’s mission to save hundreds of animal lives each year. The gala’s proceeds directly support SASF’s rescue, medical services, training, adoption, and foster programs, making it an indispensable part of the organization’s efforts to care for the local animal population.

David Portnoy and Miss Peaches. Courtesy of Barstool Sports

The gala consistently draws over 300 supporters annually. Their attendance and contributions provide vital funding for the shelter to continue its life-saving work. Unconditional Love offers a lifeline for countless animals that depend on the shelter’s services.

This year’s honorees are a testament to the broad community support for animal welfare. Dave Portnoy, a prominent businessman and social media personality, will be recognized for his contributions. Portnoy is the founder and owner of Barstool Sports, a media company based in New York City. He has millions of followers across various social media platforms, and his influence has significantly raised awareness about animal welfare issues.

Miss Peaches. Courtesy of Barstool Sports

Joining him as an honoree is Miss Peaches, an internet sensation with a massive following. Her charismatic presence on social media has brought the plight of shelter animals into the homes of millions, inspiring many to support adoption and rescue efforts.

Cathy Bissell will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for her unwavering dedication to animal welfare. Bissell, who founded the BISSELL Pet Foundation in 2011, has long been a champion for animals. Her foundation has become a significant force in the fight to reduce the number of animals in shelters and to promote their welfare through adoption and community programs.

Miss Peaches. Courtesy of Barstool Sports

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation’s website.

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