A Celebration of Second Chances

Three hundred guests recently gathered to honor the work of the Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS) at their Celebration of Second Chances. The annual event was held at the Del Mar Country Club in 92067, and featured the theme of “Give. Love. Grow.” Tickets sold out well in advance, showing just how much support RCHS has garnered for its services to animals, individuals, and families since it was founded 55 years ago. “We added several tables and could have used more,” said RCHS President Jim Silveira.

Throughout the evening guests enjoyed a gourmet dinner, drinks, live entertainment, a raffle, and exclusive items for auction. Once again, the celebration was emceed by CBS News 8 reporter Jeff Zevely and his wife Heather. During an exclusive presentation, guests were treated to the world premiere of the Give. Love. Grow. video directed by Emmy Award-winning producer Zoya Popova. Of course, with the Celebration of Second Chances being pet-friendly, many guests attended with their furry friends, joking that they were wearing real fur in reference to shedding.

Proceeds from the celebration directly benefited RCHS’s adoption services, humane education programs, Animal Safehouse program, and their Pet Assisted Therapy program. Keeping in line with the theme of “Grow,” RCHS intends to uphold their motto of Every Animal Deserves a Better Tomorrow. For information about programs and services or to make a donation visit RCHS in Encinitas, visit www.sdpets.org, or call 760-753-6413.