We say this every year and every year it’s right. It’s the one night when San Diego’s most dedicated animal lovers get together for a party that saves lives and changes the future for people and pets. Your Rancho Coastal Humane Society’s “Celebration of Second Chances” was held on Saturday evening, October 21st at the Del Mar Country Club at 6001 Country Club Drive in Rancho Santa Fe. This year’s theme was “It’s All About The Animals.”
Your Rancho Coastal Humane Society’s “Celebration of Second Chances” was held on Saturday evening, October 21st at the Del Mar Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe. This year’s theme was “It’s All About The Animals.”
RCHS President Jim Silveira reminded guests, “The funds raised during the Celebration are used to care for homeless animals until they are adopted, provide humane education for children, feed the pets of seniors and veterans, visit schools and extended care facilities with therapy animals, and rescue the pets of domestic violence victims. In the coming months we’ll be opening the San Diego Wildlife Center. These are the programs Celebration guests, sponsors, and donors make possible.”
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors named October 21, 2017 as “It’s All About The Animals Day” in San Diego County.
Guests witnessed the world premiere of a video created by Emmy Award winner Zoya Popova. It traced the roots of Rancho Coastal Humane Society and led up to the recent arrival of plane loads of “Hurricane Hounds and Cats” from Texas, Louisiana, and Florida following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Click the following link to view the video: https://vimeo.com/238502635
Jeff Zevely, host of the “Zevely Zone” on CBS and CW News 8, returned as co-host with his wife, Heather. Jeff presented a video of his experiences cleaning the shelter and caring for the animals on his way to the Celebration.
The evening concluded with a video about the RCHS Pawsitive Practices volunteer program and a video of the first Hurricane Hounds being adopted from RCHS.
Jim says, “While some things have changed since RCHS opened in 1960, our mission remains the same. It’s All About The Animals. At RCHS we will believe that Every Animal Deserves a Tomorrow.” ®
For information about the Celebration of Second Chances or programs for people and animals visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, call 760-753-6413, or log on to www.sdpets.org.
Meet our guests: https://photos.app.goo.gl/VqNcPe0NUUF0qRyL2