The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons celebrated their 12th Annual GET WILD! Summer Gala at Joan and Bernard Carl’s Little Orchard Garden on Coopers Neck Lane in Southampton, NY. The event honored Jay Schneiderman, Southampton Town Supervisor and Susan McGraw Keber, East Hampton Town Trustee, and welcomed distinguished guests to celebrate the united efforts to rehabilitate animals and successfully release them back into the wild across Long Island.  To have Long Island embrace and protect wildlife will help maintain the Hamptons as a regional sanctuary for wildlife

“It’s important for us to recognize the continued efforts of everyone involved with The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center. The commitment to rehabilitate Long Island’s wildlife is a shared passion for us all. We truly thank our honorary chairs Ellen and Chuck Scarborough, hosts Joan and Bernard Carl, benefit co-chairs plus committee, and sponsors,” said Director of Development Shelley Berkoski.

When I attended Get Wild a year ago we were early and had the opportunity to meet Evelyn Alexander’s son, Les. Well a year went by and not only did Get Wild move forward, Les moved forward too, selling his Houston Rockets basketball team to restauranteur and CNBC star Tilman Fertitta for $2.2 billion dollars. That’s a lot of skin. The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center rehabilitate animals and releases them back into the wild. across Long Island.

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Photos by Rose Billings

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