The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation Joins The Big Top

Photos Rappaport to the Rescue

During the pandemic, animal shelters saw a dramatic influx of adoptions, but as life returns to normal, and inflation rates continue to soar, many of those animals are sadly being returned. This year, The Big Apple Circus has partnered with renowned animal advocate Jill Rappaport and her brand “Rappaport To The Rescue” to introduce 45 fabulous fur angels—on the 45th anniversary of the Big Apple Circus.

On Tuesday, November 8th starting at 4:00 pm, the public is invited to the Big Top at Damrosch Park in Lincoln Center for this heartfelt adoption event! Admission is free of charge and guests will be treated to complimentary refreshments. In addition to potentially finding your forever best friend, you will also be invited to stay for an exclusive Big Apple Circus’ final dress rehearsal at 7:00 pm before the grand opening performance on November 11th.

Considered a nationwide “Voice for the Voiceless,” Jill Rappaport has made it her life’s mission to shine a light on animals in need. Her beloved award-winning segment Bow To Wow ran for over seven years on NBC’s Today Show and had a 100 percent adoption record!

So, mark your calendars. There will be wonderful shelters and foster-based organizations participating from all across the tristate to facilitate adoption applications and to share their wisdom about these precious pooches, including on its Opening night the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation. 

The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation is a nonprofit, open admission, no kill shelter that relies on the generosity of their donors and volunteers to care to for the homeless animals in its community, and to place them in loving “forever homes.” Whether caring for strays found wandering the streets, rescuing neglected and abandoned animals, or saving dogs from the horrors of the puppy mill industry, the shelter is a safe haven for all animals and for some, a last resort. The shelter provides a steppingstone for animals to find a loving home.  

For more information on Southampton Animal Shelter, visit sasf.org; for tickets to this year’s Big Apple Circus,  visit bigapplecircus.com