The third annual Trunks of Love Gala will be held on Friday, August 11th at Dopo La Spiaggia. Trunks of Love benefits Veterinarians International, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to enhance the health of humans, animals, and the environment through the use of sound veterinary care and expertise. Hosted by Katie Cleary of World Animal News with Emmy nominated actor Dwayne Hill and actress Christine Evangelista, the Trunks of Love gala will feature a cocktail reception from 6 – 7:30 p.m. with interactive exhibits by wildlife conservationist and artist Asher Jay and a silent auction. The seated dinner presented by Dopo La Spiaggia’s Chef Maurizio Marfoglia will begin at 7:30 p.m. A live auction will take place during dinner with items such as a trip to Thailand with Dr. Magda to visit Veterinarians International’s Asian Elephant Vet Care Program, a $10,000 value and artwork from Alexis Rockman and Paul Gerben. This year’s event will honor Dr. Jane Goodall, considered to be the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees; Cornelia Guest, spokesperson for animal rights and creator of a line of cruelty–free handbags, vegan catering company and animal rescue sanctuary; and Penni Ludwig, who funded our two mobile elephant clinics. Additional sponsors include: Anantara Hotels, Spas & Resort and Dopo La Spiaggia.