Aug. 16, 2022

Ep. 47 Rancho Coastal Humane Society and the Human-Animal Bond

Ep. 47 Rancho Coastal Humane Society and the Human-Animal Bond

Rancho Coastal Humane Society is dedicated to saving lives of abandoned companion animals, promoting adoption into loving homes, and offering education programs and support services that inspire and strengthen the human-animal bond.


Rancho Coastal Humane Society is dedicated to saving lives of abandoned companion animals, promoting adoption into loving homes, and offering education programs and support services that inspire and strengthen the human-animal bond.

Visit the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce here https://carlsbad.org/ 

Beyond The Adoption Of The Animals In The Shelter

The Rancho Coastal Humane Society’s Community Pet Food Bank is focused on helping low-income families in need of financial assistance who can’t afford to care for their pets.

The Animal Safehouse Programm provides temporary boarded care for pets of domestic violence. Beyond caring for dogs, cats, and rabbits, the program has welcomed tortoises, chickens, snakes, rats, and a variety of other creatures as well. 

The Youth Program component and other educational programs at Rancho Coastal Humane Society are a cornerstone of the organization. They teach humane education to kids, about empathy and how to treat animals. They have a robust humane education program that does everything from doing birthday parties to spring, summer, and fall camps for kids.

Other programs:

  • Pet Assisted Therapy
  • Pet Loss Support Program
  • Senior Programs

Find Rancho Coastal Humane Society on Fox 5 Morning News in San Diego Wednesday mornings.

Let’s Get Social!

Rancho Coastal Humane Society 

Judi Sanzo
President/CEO

Kelly Elise Peters
Director of Donor & Community Relations

Rancho Coastal Humane Society website: http://sdpets.org/ and the “Fetch!” Newsletter.

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/rancho-coastal-humane-society/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/rchumanesociety 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ranchocoastal/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/RanchoCoastalHumaneSociety 

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ranchocoastalhumane 

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Kelly Elise Peters

Director of Donor & Community Relations

Kelly has worked at RCHS for the past 10 years. After graduating from UCSD, she took on the role of Customer Service Manager, then launched the RCHS Foster Care Program and ran offsite adoptions. After passing along the Foster Coordinator torch, she began chairing the annual fundraising galas and working directly with donors. She now has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and holds the title of Director of Donor & Community Relations, with tasks ranging from Payroll/New Hire Onboarding, managing the back end of the RCHS website, assisting in fundraising campaigns, and acting as a liaison for the Board of Directors.

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Judi Sanzo

President/CEO

Rancho Coastal Humane Society - President & CEO since May 2018; previously served on RCHS Board of Directors from 2014-2018; attorney, foster failure, and roadie for husband's band. . . .