Pet Hero Awards To Be Held Saturday In Water Mill


The third annual Pet Hero Awards Ceremony and VIP Cocktail Party will be held on Saturday, August 23, at 5 p.m. at the home of Bob and Jewel Morris in Water Mill.

This year’s honorees will include Amanda Hearst, Georgina Bloomberg, Jean Shafiroff and Andy Sabin for their pet philanthropy work. Prince Lorenzo Borghese will be named Humanitarian of the Year.

Jean Shafiroff will receive the Outstanding Volunteer Award. Friends of Finn Founder and Chairwoman Amanda Hearst will be honored for her tireless work, as will Friends of Finn committee member Georgina Bloomberg. The Outstanding Pet Philanthropist of the Year Award will be given to Andy Sabin.

Additional honorees will include Tony Award-Winner William Berloni for Dog Trainer of the Year and Dr. David T. Crouch, DVM for Outstanding Veterinarian of the Year. Best Friends Animal Society of Utah will be honored with the Outstanding Animal Welfare Organization Award as pioneers of the NO-KILL movement, celebrating their 30th Anniversary. Outstanding Shelter honors will be given to Pet Haven Rescue, a cage free rescue sanctuary, Angel On A Leash’s David Frei will take home a Special Achievement Award for his work with Southampton Hospital and Outstanding Juniors Brittany and Ariel Lavalle will be recognized for their contributions to Last Chance Animal Rescue. “Maddy” with Angela Fletcher win Amazing Pet.

This special benefit evening will begin with cocktails and delicious hors d’ouevres from Janet O’Brien Caterers. Flowers by Topaz designer Mark Massone will provide the floral décor and Felicia Greenberg will showcase gorgeous table art and event designs. Attendees will mingle around Hobby Hill’s pool before the awards ceremony takes place on the beautiful brick pagoda stage that overlooks rolling greens.

Tickets start at $100.

For more information, call (631) 237-1365 or visit

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