The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to build a community where people value animals and treat them with respect and kindness. For more than 128 years, WHS has been saving the lives of animals in need. We offer adoption services that place 9,000 animals in new homes annually, veterinary services that save thousands of lives, educational programs that instill respect for animals, behavior services to assist guardians and a myriad of other initiatives that help end suffering for animals. We depend entirely on private donations to fund our programs and rely on volunteers in nearly every department. If you are interested in adopting, volunteering, enrolling in a class, taking a tour or making a donation, check out our comprehensive web site at wihumane.org. The adoptable animals' web pages are updated every 30 minutes!
Jon Katz Reading and Book Signing
Thursday, October 6, 2011, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Wisconsin Humane Society, 4500 West Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee
Join Boswell Book Co. and the Wisconsin Humane Society for a special reading and book signing by renowned author and animal advocate Jon Katz. Katz will be reading from his new book. In Going Home: Finding Peace When Pets Die (Villard Hardcover; On Sale September 27, 2011), Katz addresses the difficult but necessary topic of saying goodbye to a devoted companion, and offers comfort, wisdom, and a way forward from sorrow to acceptance. Drawing on personal experiences, stories from fellow pet owners, and philosophical reflections, Katz provides guidance and support for those in mourning. Tickets are $5.00 each. Books will be available for sale at the event and a portion of the proceeds from book sales will go right back to help the animals at WHS. Plus, everyone who buys a book will get a 10% off coupon good toward any adoption or merchandise in our retail store, Animal Antics! We will be open for adoptions regular hours on Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Register on the calendar at www.wihumane.org.