Thanks for attending “Sapphire Night – When the Animals Shine”

Thanks for attending “Sapphire Night – When the Animals Shine”

WOW is the best way to describe the night when more than 350 animal lovers gathered at Cape Rey Resort in Carlsbad for your Rancho Coastal Humane Society’s 2019 Celebration of Second Chances’ – “Sapphire Night – When the Animals Shine.”

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors even officially proclaimed Saturday, September 28, 2019 as “Celebration of Second Chances Day” throughout the County.

An opening reception featuring live music, a silent auction, raffle, hosted bar, hors d’oeuvres, caricaturists, chocolate and gelato tasting, and a stunning sunset kicked off the evening.

KFMB – CBS News 8 reporter Kelly Hessedal was master of ceremonies. She told the story of how a group of KFMB employees became foster parents to an RCHS dog they renamed “Scoop – the Newsroom Dog. KFMB Chief Meteorologist Karlene Chavis ultimately became a so-called “foster failure” and adopted Scoop…now named “Stevie” after her favorite singer, Stevie Nicks.

RCHS President Judi Sanzo shared that Rancho Coastal Humane Society once again earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and is one of only 5 animal shelters in the United States to earn a perfect score of 100 points. 

The evening was topped off with a speed painting and a live auction led by auctioneer Clint Bell. We are so thankful to those who stepped up to “Fund a Need” by paying for equipment, supplies, and medical needs for the animals.

Proceeds from the Celebration of Second Chances help us fund the many life-saving RCHS programs and services all year long.

Don’t worry, if you missed this year, we are already planning for next year’s Diamond Jubilee Celebration. It will be the 60th anniversary of RCHS and something you won’t want to miss. Stay tuned for more details.

For more information call 760-753-6413, log on to, or visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, where Every Animal Deserves a Tomorrow®.




Sapphire Night Highlights