$100 – $180

Puppies Without Borders Casablanca Fundraiser

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Humphrey Bogart's Beverly Hills Mansion

1802 Angelo Dr.

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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A fundraising event to support Puppies Without Borders. Attendees will enjoy great food and special musical performances! Please see below.

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Puppies without Borders is a noble outreach program to end the suffering of puppies in poverty stricken communities. The project was spearheaded by Saint Martin’s Animal Foundation Vice President, Evie Bañuelos in late 2018.

On a trip to Mexico with family, Evie witnessed homeless puppies being attacked by other stray dogs, starving, dying of illnesses, and being hit by cars. It was overwhelming and heartbreaking. Many of the puppies roaming the streets had devastating injuries and horrible skin issues which had to be treated immediately. Our team knew something had to be done for these fur babies in 2019, so we started PWBP, the Puppies Without Borders Project. Our team has now returned to Mexico multiple times to rescue dogs so they can finally live in safe, loving, and permanent homes.

GUEST OF HONOR - Jane Velez-Mitchell

Jane Velez-Mitchell is the founder and editor of JaneUnChained News, a non-profit, digital, news network reporting on animal rights, veganism, health and climate change. With more than 70 volunteer contributors around the world, JaneUnChained’s videos are seen by millions.

Jane has won four Genesis Awards from the Humane Society of the United States for her reporting on animal issues. VegNews named Velez-Mitchell Media Maven of the Year in 2010. In 2013 Mercy for Animals awarded her their Compassionate Leadership Award. In 2014, she was honored for fighting animal abuse by the Animal Legal Defense Fund. In 2015, she received PETA’s Nanci Alexander Award.

For six years she hosted her own show on HLN/CNN Headline News, where she ran a weekly segment on animal issues.

Velez-Mitchell is the author of four books, including two New York Times bestsellers. She lives in Los Angeles. We are honoring Jane at our event for her never ending passion and compassion toward animals. Her animal network called Jane Unchained has attracted thousands of followers and is educating people about the atrocities happening to our environment and animals worldwide. Jane has been a friend of Sky Valencia (Founder of St. Martin's Animal Foundation) for many years, so it is a true honor to have her as our special guest for Puppies Without Borders.

COMMITTEE - Dianne Burnett

Dianne Burnett is an author, actress, visionary, and mother. She is also a philanthropist who helps the Boys and Girls Club of Malibu as well as Children of Mending Hearts. She is actively involved with women in film, and she is a dog lover and activist now on the SMAF honorary committee. Diane and her family live in Malibu, California.

COMMITTEE - Cindy Landon

Cindy Landon is an American movie producer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. She is a vegan activist that owns an adorable pet pig and other rescued animals in Malibu. Her son Sean Landon (realtor) has also been kind enough to support Saint Martin’s rescue efforts throughout the years. Cindy is also known to the masses as the wife of the late Michael Landon. She is stunning, fit, talented, and an entrepreneur.

COMMITTEE - Bobi Leonard

Bobi Leonard is a successful entrepreneur, businesswoman and TV personality with interests in skin care, business consulting, and real estate. An innovative force in American interior design for nearly three decades, Bobi owned one of the largest interior design companies in America. In 2001, Bobi was the recipient of the prestigious “Women in Business” award.

Today, Bobi’s true passion is her revolutionary skin care line that is receiving rave reviews because of its amazing results. Bobi also loves consulting and mentoring business entrepreneurs to help them achieve success.

Bobi Leonard has been a visionary in the revitalization of Santa Monica, renovating and preserving over 20 buildings in the Main Street district.

COMMITTEE - Lisa McFaddin

Lisa Mcfaddin is the founder of Duvin Wine Bar in Oakland, CA specializing in local wines, CBD and botanical cocktails. She is also the Founder of Mend. CBD. Love., a socially conscious CBD oils company for humans and dogs. She is the CEO of ExoGames, a VR therapeutic game for stroke rehabilitation developed at UCLA. Lisa is an animal activist and senior hospice dog caregiver with SavingK9 Lives. She is a mother of four incredibly beautiful children and human to four beautiful little rescue dogs.


Sky Valencia is the granddaughter of Esther Cardenas Valencia who was a women’s rights leader in Lima, Peru and the niece of Alberto Valencia, a well respected attorney who saved the land of the indigenous people.

She is a visionary who started her foundation in 1999 called the St.Martin’s Animal Foundation, named after well-known healer, vegetarian, and animal activist, San Martin DePorres.

Sky opened the first vegetarian dog sanctuary in Acton, California to house severely abused pit bulls and other breeds. Sky and her VP Evie Bañuelos have placed numerous dogs and cats into forever homes.

In 2018, Sky created a group called Vegan Beauty Revolution in order to educate the community about the vegan movement www.veganbeautyrevolution.com

This year Sky and Franz Stanik from Veganbites restaurants is starting a line of organic vegan dog treats. Plus, she'll be opening a humane learning center where the SMAF team can rehabilitate these adorable and needy Mexican puppies and generate future animal and environmental activists


Evie is the Vice President of Saint Martin’s Animal Foundation. Evie is a bright and passionate music teacher at MUSE, an innovative and sustainable school in Calabasas, CA. Evie also performers with Pacific Opera Project as their principal flautist.

Evie has been spearheading our outreach programs in Mexico by helping to rehabilitate severely abused puppies and their mothers, and finding them permanent and loving homes.

Her goal is to start successful humane educational programs in areas of Mexico prone to abusive behavior, as well as to kick off effective spay and neutering programs to alleviate unwanted litters.


Born and raised in New York City, Marisa has experienced everything that comes with the term "Rock Star." Touring with some of the biggest stars on the planet, she has performed with and for Gloria Estefan, Stevie Wonder, Diane Warren, Jesse Harris, Vanessa Carlton, The Jonas Brothers, Toby Keith and many others across the country. Marisa studied at Juilliard School of Music and honed her craft with countless performances. In addition, she has performed for numerous corporate events held by companies such as Oracle, Tealium, and many more. Marisa performs regularly in Las Vegas at MGM properties in the heart of the Strip. She is currently working on her original material set to officially launch in the upcoming months.

FOOD - Joy Full

Vegan Beauty Revolution member, Susannah Sprague, created an incredible vegan catering company that will tantalize your taste buds!

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Humphrey Bogart's Beverly Hills Mansion

1802 Angelo Dr.

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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