The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (ARF) hosted 15th Annual benefit at their 22 acre adoption center in Wainscott, NY
Over 400 animal lovers in the Hamptons attended the Bow Wow Meow Ball, to help ARF celebrate their life saving work with an evening of dinner and dancing on the 22 acre ARF campus in Wainscott. Brooke Shields, the evening’s emcee, enjoyed cocktails with guests, followed by a dinner catered by Glorious Food boasting an elegant black, white and silver setting created to match the evening’s attire of black, white and silver. This special evening honored internationally acclaimed architect Peter Marino for his unwavering commitment to animal welfare and the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons as a longtime supporter. Katharine and William P. Rayner presented him with the ARF Champion of Animals Award .
The evening also included a live auction with Auctioneer Benjamin Doller, a Vice Chairman of Sotheby’s, a silent auction and an online auction. Joining in the festivities this year were a group of ARF cats and dogs available for adoption that paraded around the tent just before dinner.
Afterwards, the party continued with dancing to music by the Peter Duchin Orchestra. The Bow Wow Meow Ball is an important event each year raising much needed funds vital to ARF and their mission.
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Photography: Barry Gordin