A Second Chance at Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue

A real estate broker discovered a two-year-old white husky in a home after her family left her in Long Island when they moved. The dog named, Sasha, was in terrible shape, with a skin infection due to stress from abandonment but thanks to Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue Sasha received medical treatment and a new home.

“We found her an amazing forever home where she will be loved and cared for the rest of her life,” Michelle Montak, founder and director of Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue said.

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Montak’s four dogs. Image Courtesy of Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue



Montak started Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue after helping a local rescue and the shelter in the Hamptons has now rescued more 500 dogs and several cats, helping the animals find new homes.

The shelter rescues animals regardless of their medical condition, age and breed, taking great care on where they place the animals for both foster care and for a forever-home adoption.

On Saturday, July 26, Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue hosts their 3rd Annual Summer Benefit from 5-8pm at the home of Ellen and Chuck Scarborough in Southampton. The event raises money for the rescue’s efforts to save dogs from kill shelters across the country, as well as pay for all necessary medical bills the dogs require. Sasha’s medical treatment cost thousands. A live auction and a performance by Grammy Award winner Loudon Wainwright takes place as the benefit which is sure to an evening full of excitement.

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Breaker on the red carpet at a previous Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue. Image Courtesy of Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue

There are about 50 dogs currently looking for homes at Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue.