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Rancho Coastal gala ‘A Salute to Heroes’

COAST CITIES — Don’t miss this year’s Rancho Coastal Humane Society gala, which commemorates its 50 years of history in nurturing animals in need.
Everyone is invited to celebrate from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Del Mar Country Club, as it salutes the heroes that have helped Rancho Coastal Humane Society in its journey. The event is sponsored by EDCO Waste & Recycling Services, The Ross Family Legacy Foundation, SNUG Pet Resort and The Drake Center for Veterinary Care.
The event will present highlights from Rancho Coastal Humane Society’s 50-year history and will benefit five different programs of the Rancho Coastal Humane Society, including the organization’s medical fund, Animal Safehouse Program, Education Program and others. Jason Austell of KNSD, NBC 7-39, will emcee this year’s event, which honors T. Boone and Madeleine Pickens for their vast contributions and efforts to help animals across the country.
The evening will begin with a cocktail reception and raffle hour followed by a tantalizing dinner, live entertainment, exciting auctions and a great way to learn more about making a difference for the animals in your community.
“This event is about acknowledging the achievements that the organization has made in helping animals in need for the last 50 years and recognizing that none of our successes would have been possible without the steadfast commitment of our community,” said Jim Silveira, president of the Rancho Coastal Humane Society. “It is also a critical fundraiser for our shelter and its programs. Now, more than ever, we need the support of our local community.” Event proceeds help the approximate 1,000 animals the shelter cares for each year, as well as help fund programs such as the Safehouse, which provides a safe haven for animals from families suffering from domestic violence.
Tickets for this exclusive event are on-sale now and seating is limited. Ticket prices are $200 for general seating or $375 for premier seating. For more information or to reserve your seats call (760) 753-6413 or visit
Rancho Coastal Humane Society was formed in 1961 by a group of hardworking volunteers, led by animal lover Maria K. Lloyd. The goal was and continues to be providing care for the homeless animal population of San Diego County and to educate the public about pet over-population and responsible companion animal care.