Get Wild Benefit in the Hamptons

The 14th Annual Get Wild Benefit

Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center
Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center

Get Wild Benefit honoring Bridget Fleming & Karen Johnston, DVM was held on June 25th, 2022 at the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center.

Event chair Jane Gill

With the 14th Annual GET WILD Benefit, the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons is celebrating its continued success in rehabilitating animals and releasing them back into the wild across Eastern Long Island. This year’s benefit will honor Bridget Fleming and Karen Johnston, DVM. Swans Crossing, Southampton Village will hosted the event on June 25th, 2022. Jonathan McCann, Jane Gill, and Ingrid Edelman are this year’s event chairs.

Mrs Parrish speaking about her work with the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center

Guests enjoyed live music, cocktails, light fare, and a silent auction. A cocktail party was held at the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center featuring non-releasable hawks and owls that were rehabilitated. Funds raised at the event were used to treat native wildlife.


A number of notable attendees attended, including Ginnie Frati, Bridget Fleming, Karen Johnston, Ingrid Edelman, Jane Gill, Jonathan McCann, Chuck & Ellen Scarborough, Richard Brickell, Jane Brickell, Jean Shafiroff, Noelle Dunlop, Missy Hargraves, Dede Gotthelf, Terry Moan, Jay Schneiderman, Maryann Marston, Brigid Fitzgerald, and Scarlett Magda.

About the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of The Hamptons:

Animal rescue and rehabilitation are the primary goals of the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center, Inc., the only wildlife hospital on Eastern Long Island. Over 3,000 members and supporters now support this grass-roots organization that began with a few concerned friends. A licensed rehabilitator, a biologist, an animal behaviorist, and volunteers work at the center which provides a full range of wildlife services. Training has been provided to more than 300 people who assist in wildlife rescues. As part of a cooperative licensing agreement with Suffolk County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation, Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center is located on Munn’s Pond Park. On Long Island’s eastern end, the center is located along a greenbelt of public land parcels. The wetlands, Pine Barrens, deciduous forest, and meadows of this ecosystem are unique and irreplaceable. Because of this, it is the perfect location for a wildlife rehabilitation facility. It is exclusively intended for wild animals. Unlike a veterinary hospital, there are no ambient noises or smells to stress the wildlife recovering within. Over 10,000 calls are received by the Wildlife Rescue Center every year regarding encounters with wild animals. Besides offering educational programs to schools in the area, the center offers various community programs. Cooperative education and internship programs are available to local college students. Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center receives almost entirely financial support from generous donors. Its operating budget is more than $650,000 each year.

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