Paws On Parade

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The Southampton Animal Shelter will hold its annual Paws on Parade on Saturday, September 22, on the grounds of Rogers Mansion.

The day filled with furry and family fun will begin at 11 AM. A sea of participants and their four-legged friends will walk briskly from Rogers Mansion to the Bathing Corporation beach, a 23-minute and 1.2-mile walk. Participants can either walk back or take transportation provided courtesy of Town & Country Real Estate. St. John’s Church, a few blocks away from the starting point, will be a water station and will host its “Blessing of the Animals.”

Participating walkers can register individually or start their own team as a Team Captain, or even join an existing team, to raise money for Southampton Animal Shelter, one of the leading “no-kill” shelters on Long Island. The shelter serves numerous areas on the East End.

The rain or shine event not only benefits the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation but also restoration programs at the Southampton History Museum. Arrive to a light breakfast and partake in family friendly activities, contests, dog agility course, photos with Bay Street’s Frankenstein Follies Halloween cast, and face painting. Delight in food from Noah’s On The Road food truck and a lemonade stand.

Shelter members will also participate in the San Gennaro Feast of the Hamptons in Hampton Bays on September 29 and 30 and at its J. McLaughlin Adopt & Shop event at 2 Jobs Lane in Southampton on September 29, from 10 AM to 1 PM.

If you’re up Island, the shelter will participate in the Plainview-Old Bethpage Chamber of Commerce Fall Festival on September 30, from 10 AM to 5 PM.

Rogers Mansion is located at 17 Meeting House Lane in Southampton. It is $20 in advance or $25 the day of the event. Sign up at

Southampton Animal Shelter is located at 102 Old Riverhead Road West, Hampton Bays. Call 631-728-PETS.

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