Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation Names New Executive Director

New SASF Executive Director Jerry Rosenthal and Tommy
New SASF Executive Director Jerry Rosenthal and Tommy, Photo: Courtesy SASF

Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF) has named Jerry Rosenthal as its new Executive Director. Prior to joining SASF, Rosenthal ran the Monmouth County SPCA (MCSPCA) for over four years. During his time at MCSPCA, he was instrumental in starting and completing a capital campaign to build a pet food pantry and quarantine building, introducing new adoption and foster programs and expanding the presence of the organization in the community.

“What attracted me to SASF was its story—how a committed group of individuals in this community stepped [up] and took over a municipal shelter, and turned it into one of the most respected animal welfare organizations in the region. I look forward to building on its success to provide more animals a forever home and to be the community resource for the promotion of responsible pet ownership.”

Rosenthal has been involved in the animal welfare field for the past 15 years, prior to which he held a number of senior marketing, lending and administrative roles in the financial services industry. He currently serves on the Board of Overseers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Deans Advisory Council at the UC Davis Veterinary School and the State Council for HSUS. He graduated from Haverford College with a BA in History and holds an MBA from Columbia University. He and his wife, Cionna, will be relocating from Little Silver, New Jersey with their dog and four cats.

“The Board of Directors of the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation and the entire staff are extremely pleased to welcome Jerry Rosenthal as executive director of the shelter,” SASF Board President Jonathan McCann says. “Jerry, with his extensive background in animal welfare, will take our leading community shelter to an even higher level.”

To learn more about Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation, or to donate, call 631-728-PETS or visit

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