“Cartober” Comes to RCHS


“Cartober” is the perfect time to tell you about Barbara Richards. She’s a longtime friend of Rancho Coastal Humane Society. She works at CBS News 8 television and has aired dozens of stories about the animals saved and the people served by RCHS.

When it came time to replace her 20-year-old Mercedes and get a new electric vehicle, Barbara’s decision about what to do with her old car was easy. Give it to the animals!

She logged onto Rancho Coastal Humane Society’s website at took just a few minutes to fill out the donation form, then started dreaming about her tax deduction.

When she got a phone call to confirm when and where her car would be picked up, she told them she wanted to drive her old car until the registration expired. No problem.

The day after her registration expired, the driver arrived. He handed her the transfer paperwork and release of liability, then loaded up her car and drove away. It took less than five minutes.

Was it emotional watching her car drive off after 20 years? Barbara said knowing it would help pets and their people at Rancho Coastal Humane Society, that her tax deduction would probably be more than she could have gotten for a trade-in, and that her new car was on the way, reinforced that she made the right decision.

During Cartober, we’re reminded that only 5% of a vehicle’s life is spent on the road. When you donate any vehicle to Rancho Coastal Humane Society, you’re driving change for a better future. You can donate from anywhere in the country!

When you donate your vehicle to Rancho Coastal Humane Society, we accept it in “As-Is” condition. That includes fur on the seats and nose prints on the windows. In fact, most of us believe that “Nose Print Artwork” adds to the value.

Thank you, Barbara, and thanks to everyone else who has donated a vehicle to Rancho Coastal Humane Society. Together, we reduce, reuse and recycle, while rehoming abandoned companion animals.

For more information visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, call 760-753-6413, log on to www.sdpets.org.