Hamptons socialite and philanthropist Jean Shafiroff and social photographer Patrick McMullan hosted the “Pit Bulls as Pets’ cocktail party at Shafiroff’s Manhattan residence on May 2, an event that raised money for Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation while raising awareness of pit bull adoption.
Shafiroff and McMullan, who served as honorary board members of the animal shelter, held this kick-off party to celebrate the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation’s 5th annual gala, which will take place July 19 in Southampton honoring Georgina Bloomberg.
Bella, Jean Shafiroff’s tan and white pit bull, greeted guests at her home and proved that with love and care this breed are wonderful pets.
Guests included Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation Executive Director Patricia Gray, tennis player Monica Seles, model Morgan O’Connor, William and Liliana Cavendish, author Michael Gross, interior designer Geoffrey Bradfield, Ann Rapp and Hunt Slonem, Chele Chiavacci, Richard Farley, Randi Schatz, Flo Anthony, Elsie McCabe Thompson, Martin Shafiroff, Elizabeth Shafiroff, Susan Cushing, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Margo Langenberg, former Miss America Suzette Charles and William Allen.
The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation has several pit bulls trained for adoption and ready to start their lives with new and loving families.