North Fork Country Kids Rescue Awards honorees. (Photo by Ed Shin)

The North Fork Country Kids Rescue of Riverhead dedicated their annual rescue awards dinner Friday at the Long Island Aquarium to local women in rescue and the veterinary communities.

Highlights included Irish dancers heading to Ireland this fall from the Vernon Academy in Cutchogue, and awards presented to the honorees Dr. Beth Dunbar of Mattituck Laurel Veterinary, Dr. Victoria Carillo Mobile Unit, Tracy Mclaren from Southampton Animal Shelter, Heather Mancuso, and Erica Kutzing From Strong Island Rescue.

Board members April Elsner, Jaclyn Heinz, Laura Huber, and founder Virginia Scudder reminded all of the importance of supporting women in the communities.

Many came out to support these ladies and the rescue including the Christine Pellegrino, John Stanisci from Marvel comics, and many more.

L. to R.: Honorees Heather Mancuso, Dr. Victoria Carillo, Erica Kutzing, Tracy Mclaren, Dr. Beth Dunbar. Photo by Ed Shin.
Honoree Erica Kutzing. Photo by Ed Shin
L. to R.: Honoree Dr. Beth Dunbar, Virginia Scudder. Photo by Ed Shin
L. to R.: Honoree Heather Mancuso, Virginia Scudder. Photo by Ed Shin
L. to R.: Honoree Dr. Victoria Carillo, Virginia Scudder. Photo by Ed Shin
L. to R.: Honoree Erica Kutzing, Virginia Scudder. Photo by Ed Shin.
John Stanisci. Photo by Ed Shin
Vernon Academy of Irish Dance – L to R – Kyleen Vernon, Kate Foley, Evan Huber, Payton Scudder, Mary Bofinger. Photo by Ed Shin
Photo by Ed Shin
Photo by Ed Shin
Photo by Ed Shin
Photo by Ed Shin

Photo by Ed Shin
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