Celebration of Second Chances

Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS) held its annual Celebration of Second Chances party at the Del Mar Country Club Rancho Santa Fe in late October. In line with the evening’s “Planning for the Future – A Groundbreaking Celebration” theme, San Diego County Third District Supervisor Dave Roberts presented a proclamation naming Oct. 22 as “Planning for the Future Day” in San Diego County. Jeff Zevely, host of “The Zevely Zone” on CBS News 8, returned as co-host with his wife Heather Lucas.

x_secondchances4 x_secondchances3 x_secondchances2Guests were treated to the world premiere of a video created by Emmy Award-winner Zoya Popoya, which walked through the history of the humane society over the years and gave viewers a glimpse into the future as RCHS prepares for the construction of new medical and humane education centers. “For 56 years RCHS has kept pace with the community that has grown around us,” said RCHS President Jim Silveira. “Now it’s time for us to bring our veterinary medical and humane education facilities up to date. We are really planning for the future.” The evening concluded with a speed painting demonstration and an update on the dogs that arrived at the shelter after being evacuated from the recent Louisiana floods.

RCHS was formed in 1960 by a group of volunteers, and has since grown into a professionally managed humane society that provides quality shelter care, adoption services, education programs, and more. Celebration of Second Chances generated funds that will be 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. To learn more visit www.sdpets.org.