The Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue 5th Annual Summer Benefit was held on Saturday, July 23 at the private Southampton estate of Chuck and Ellen Scarborough.  Over 300 people attended the event, which raised over $175,000 for the rescue and its mission to save dogs who are on death row at kill shelters across the country.  Notable attendees included: Chuck and Ellen Scarborough, Commissioner Bill Bratton and his wife Rikki Klienman, PBS correspondent Bill Boggs, Lady Jane Rothchild, NBC anchor Natalie Pasquarella, artists Michael Dweck and Paul Gerben, socialite Jean Shafiroff and Tinkerbelle the Dog.
During the event, attendees enjoyed live music while sipping on cocktails provided by Wainscott Main Wine & Spirits and hors d’oeuvres from Between the Bread caterers. The event also featured a “smooch the pooch” kissing booth, a woof-alicious tasting cart for pooches by “Ollie,” the newly launched healthy and delicious gourmet dog food company and the newest model Tesla.  Attendees outbid each other on high-end auction items such as tickets to the Jimmy Fallon Show, a personal tour of NBC studios by Chuck Scarborough, tickets to sold out Broadway hit Hamilton, a ride in an authentic WW2 fighter plane, and art pieces by renowned artists Paul Gerben and a piece from renowned photographer, visual artist and filmmaker Michael Dwecks’ much sought after “the End: Montauk, NY” series.  The annual Otis award was presented to Alyce Winn, one of the Rescue’s amazing fosters.


Additional sponsors for this year’s event included: Beach Magazine, Tesla, National Bank of New York City, X-Act Contracting Corp, Farrell Limousine, Ollie, Intelliwhite, La Don Spa and FaceXercise skin fitness studio. For more information visit


About Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue

Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that believes every animal’s life is worth saving, regardless of breed, age, special needs or medical condition. Their special foster program is truly unique and allows GSAR to assess the personality and specific needs of each dog prior to adoption to ensure the best furever  home is found for each one.  GSAR’s mission is to rescue animals who are destined for euthanasia in high kill facilities across the country.  GSAR’s goal is to provide all medical care needed to ensure the overall health of every single dog they rescue and make sure they get adopted to families who will love and cherish them as treasured family members. Dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped prior to adoption.  Through their very successful adoption program, GSAR finds fosters for each dog and works tirelessly to  screen for loving forever homes.  GSAR is currently raising funds to acquire a mobile adoption van which will allow the organization to save more deserving animals.  “Saving one dog won’t change the world…but surely the world will change for that one dog.”

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