Join Paw Party at Celebration of Second Chances


San Diego’s animal lovers are invited to the Rancho Coastal Humane Society’s Celebration of Second Chances, a party that saves lives, on Oct. 22 at the Del Mar Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe.

The event begins with a cocktail reception and heavy hors d’oeuvres followed by a buffet dinner, music, entertainment and some exciting raffle and auction items. This year’s Celebration theme is “Planning for the Future – A Groundbreaking Celebration.”

“We admit that it’s a fundraiser,” RCHS President Jim Silveira said in a news release. “Don’t worry. We won’t beg or pick your pocket. What we will do is show you how RCHS is serving the people and animals who rely on us during the times they need us most.”

Jeff Zevely, host of the “Zevely Zone” on CBS News 8, will return as co-host along with his wife, Heather. The Celebration of Second Chances will also serve as the world premiere of a video created by Emmy Award winner Zoya Popova.

Get tickets early because the Celebration of Second Chances always sells out in advance. Builder level tickets at $285 include a cocktail reception with Silveira, and tickets for the Architect level reception, beginning at 5:30 p.m., are $185. Ten-top tables are $1,850 and $2,850.

For tickets to the Celebration of Second Chances or more information about Rancho Coastal Humane Society’s programs for people and animals visit the shelter at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, call 760-753-6413 or visit

— Submitted press release