2012 Pet Hero Award Winner - Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation

Shelter of the Year


The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation was founded in 2010 as a call to action when the town decided it could no longer care for the animals at the town shelter premises. Not only were the 225 animals currently housed there in jeopardy, so were all others that would be found. It was the selfless financial, emotional and personal determination of their Board of Directors that initiated this remarkable new rescue organization.


Most notable among this group’s attributes are the quality, commitment and attitude of the staff. Each staff member has been selected and trained to strive for perfection.  No animal is too great a challenge to invest love, diagnosis, and rehabilitation. When Chance, a disobedient dog, was left at the shelter and diagnosed as  deaf, the entire staff learned sign language to communicate with him.  Chance now lives with his new adoptive family that leaned his sign language, as well!


The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation offers a low-cost spay/neuter clinic to help combat pet overpopulation. All privately owned pit bull type dogs are spayed or neutered free of charge.  Dog obedience classes are also offered to the public.


The Shelter is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization relying  on the generosity of individuals and businesses to help us save lives at the adoption center and provide much-needed programs that benefit homeless pets, your contributions will be greatly appreciated.





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