Animal Rescue Fund to Mark 40 Years

Pets and their people friends will be welcomed Saturday, May 3, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for a 40th anniversary party for the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons at 90 Daniel’s Hole Road. A highlight of the event will be a dog agility and obedience competition. Those bringing animals have been reminded to keep their dogs on leashes and cats in appropriate carriers.

Representative Tim Bishop, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr., Suffolk Legislator Jay Schneiderman, East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell, Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst, East Hampton Village Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr., and Southampton Village Mayor Mark Epley are expected to attend and present proclamations recognizing ARF’s four decades rescuing and finding homes for dogs and cats.

Also planned are games and contests, free micro-chipping and rabies shots for pets, and live music by Sandy Rapp, a singer-songwriter. Refreshments will include cake, coffee, watermelon, and pizza. ARF’s staff veterinarian, Sarah Alward, will be available to answer pet health questions. A brief annual meeting for ARF members will follow.