ENCINITAS — Guests can leave their lint rollers at home since almost everyone attending Rancho Coastal Humane Society’s “Celebration of Second Chances” on Sept. 7, will be sprinkled with fur from their pets. The celebration will start at 5:30 p.m. at the Del Mar Country Club, 6001 Clubhouse Drive in Rancho Santa Fe. This year’s theme is “The Healing Power of Animals.”Rancho Coastal Humane Society’s Pet Assisted Therapy (PAT) program will take center stage. The event will include the world premiere of a video about the people served through PAT, the volunteers who enrich the lives of others, and the “Love on a Leash” trained and certified therapy dogs that deliver the Healing Power of Animals.
“This truly is a Celebration of Second Chances,” said RCHS President Jim Silveira. “It’s about the second chances that RCHS provides for the animals in our adoption program, the second chances that the RCHS Community Pet Food Bank provides for families that struggle to feed their pets, and the second chances for victims of domestic violence through the RCHS Animal Safehouse program. As a family of animal lovers, we gather to celebrate the programs and services that RCHS provides to improve life for people and animals.”
Guest of Honor will be longtime RCHS supporter Christine Mabee. Silveira says, “Working with Rancho Coastal Humane Society and other animal welfare organizations, Chris has dedicated much of her life to helping animals. This recognition for her work is long overdue.”
Seating options are “Heart” level are priced at $175. “Soul” level seating is $275 per person. Proceeds of the Celebration of Second Chances are used to provide programs and services for the people and animals that rely on RCHS.
For information about sponsorship or to make reservations for the 2013 Celebration of Second Chances visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza St., call (760) 753-6413, or log on to sdpets.org.