Petco Foundation invests in lifesaving work of Rancho Coastal Humane Society


The lifesaving work of the Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS) in Encinitas is getting a boost thanks to a $100,000 grant from The Petco Foundation.

“This will contribute to the mission of your Rancho Coastal Humane Society,” said RCHS President Jim Silveira. “Our Friends of County Animal Shelters (FOCAS) program helps to save the lives of animals that would not survive in other parts of the country. We partner with shelters, sanctuaries, and rescues from Mississippi to Hawaii and beyond. This grant from the Petco Foundation will expand our reach and enable RCHS Society to help even more animals.

“Spay and Neuter is another area that will be helped by this grant,” Silveira added. “Here in San Diego County, a pet must be spayed or neutered before it can leave a shelter. RCHS is developing a program that will provide affordable spay/neuter services for rescues throughout the county. Thanks to the Petco Foundation this program could become a reality sooner than we anticipated.”

The Petco Foundation awards grant investments to organizations that work to make the most significant impact possible with the support provided to them, encouraging organizations and communities to work together in an effort to create a nation where no animal is needlessly euthanized, where domestic animals can be trained to provide service to people and organizations in need, and where all domestic animals can be healthy and find loving homes.

For more information about Rancho Coastal Humane Society’s programs for people and pets visit the shelter at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, call 760-753-6413, or log on to