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On Saturday, August 19, 2023 the Bow Wow Meow Ball returned to ARF for the first time since 2019. Over 350 guests attending the magical evening, which was held for the first time in the brand-new William P. Rayner Training Center, and raised funds for ARF’s cats and dogs, who stole the show at the end of the night with the Parade of Animals!

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the Bow Wow, our honorees J. Petrocelli Contracting, Inc, our Master of Ceremonies Chuck Scarborough, and our dinner committee who did a beautiful job of coordinating the evening: Michael Franzino, Shahab Karmely, Isabelle Marino, Lisa McCarthy, Alex Papachristidis, Kathy Rayner, and Ellen Scarborough.

Special appreciation to our dear friends at Broadview Gardens and the Sag Harbor Florist for donating the beautiful décor, and Kontokosta Winery, and Armin & Judy for the delicious wines, baguettes, and cookies!

Thank you to the Bow Wow Meow Ball sponsors, Lexus of Southampton, Mercedes Benz of Southampton, and Margit Brandt Palm Beach. By the end of the weekend, 7 animals were adopted, including puppy mill rescues, Cocker Spaniels, Abigail (15) and Leo (12), who were featured on this year’s event invitation.