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Jon Katz Reading and Book Signing
Wisconsin Humane Society

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Join Boswell Book Co. and WHS for a special reading and book signing by renowned author and animal advocate Jon Katz.  Katz will be reading from his new book, Going Home: Finding Peace When Pets Die.

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.
When Jon Katz first brought Orson home, he couldn’t predict how this boisterous border collie would change his life, most notably by inspiring him to buy Bedlam Farm. Yet for all of Katz’s years as a dog owner, Orson’s death shook him in a deeply profound way. “I was embarrassed by my grief,” he remembers. “What right did I have to fall to pieces over a border collie?”

Drawing on personal experiences, stories from fellow pet owners, and philosophical reflections, Katz provides guidance and support for those in mourning. By allowing ourselves to grieve honestly and openly, he posits, we can in time celebrate the dogs, cats, and other creatures that have so enriched us. With great compassion, Katz compels us to consider if we gave our pets good lives, if we were their advocates in times of need, and if we used our best judgments in the end. In dealing with these issues, we can alleviate guilt, let go, and help others who are undergoing similar passages.

Going-Home-small.jpgFull of empathy, insight, and sage advice, GOING HOME is an invaluable guide and touchstone for anyone who has lost a pet. Jon Katz honors the animals that have graced our lives and reveals their truly timeless gifts: unwavering companionship and undying love.

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.

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
4500 West Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53208

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