ENCINITAS — “Help Us Grow” will be the theme when Rancho Coastal Humane Society hosts its annual Celebration of Second Chances 4:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Del Mar Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe.
“In the 54 years since Rancho Coastal Humane Society was founded, a community has grown around us, “said President Jim Silveira. “Our main building is still the house that was on the property in 1960. Our Humane Education center was a barn. We’ve worked hard to meet the expanding needs that surround Rancho Coastal Humane Society. Now we’re asking our friends and neighbors to Help Us Grow.”
Silveira adds, “Our Pet Adoption and Humane Education programs remain the cornerstones of Rancho Coastal Humane Society. We also serve the human and animal victims of domestic violence through our Animal Safehouse Program, we deliver unconditional love to those who need it most during our Pet Assisted Therapy visits, and our Community Pet Food Bank keeps people and their pets together. These are the programs you support by attending the Celebration of Second Chances.”
Nick Winfrey, RCHS vice president of Planning and Development, said, “V.I.P tickets at $275 include a cocktail reception and heavy hors d’oeuvres with RCHS President Jim Silveira and live music by Jazz Guitarist Peter Sprague starting at 4:30 p.m. Pianist Jim Sayour will welcome guests at the $175 level at 5:30 p.m. All guests will be treated to dinner, entertainment and raffle and auction items.”
The planning committee is accepting sponsors, prizes for the raffle, and auction items. For more information, visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza St., Encinitas, log on to sdpets.org, call (760) 753-6413 or e-mail Nick Winfrey at nwinfrey@sdpets.