A glorious summer evening at the beautiful home of Maricaye and Don Daniels provided a magnificent backdrop for raising funds and awareness for dogs and other special pets. Why you ask? The special event raised funds for the Animal Safehouse Program at Encinitas's Rancho Coastal Humane Society.

The concept, unique and long labored for by Pam Slater and others, is to give a loving home to pets of those victimized by domestic violence. Most abused people will not leave until they know there is a place to go to not only for themselves and their children, but also for their pets.

Great concept, pets and pet lovers applaud.

Among those there were a few happy tail wagging guests as well as Honorary Chair Michael Tuck from News 8, Darlene White, James Quinones from Channel 10 as well as Loren Nancarrow from Channel 10 and his wife Susie, Susan Taylor from 7/39 NBC, Off Duty Officer Scott Johnston, who in San Diego's Northern Division responds to many 911 domestic violence calls, as well as a plethora of guests including domestic violence survivors.

Guests enjoyed very vegan Delta Sun catered appetisers helping fuel the energy for healthy bidding of donated auction items. Lucky me got the winning bid on Pin's Wa Asian Coastal dining in Rancho Santa Fe.

Animal appreciation and consequences of domestic violence were the order of the evening though. Rancho Coastal Humane Society, Pam Slater and every guest are applauded for their attention and effort to providing safe havens for all "family" members, even those with four paws!


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Fab Hosts Don & Maricaye Daniels


Event Chair Scott Andreiko (also RCHS Treasurer) with the event hosts, Maricaye and Don Daniels!!!