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“Pets and the City” at Kent Memorial Library

August 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

House of Books is in partnership with Kent Memorial Library for an evening with veterinarian and local author, Dr. Amy Attas. Books will be sold the evening of the event.


In Pets and the City, Dr. Amy shares all the funny, heartbreaking, and life-affirming experiences she’s faced throughout her thirty-year career treating the cats and dogs of New Yorkers from Park Avenue to the projects. Some of her stories are about celebs, like the time she saw a famous singer naked (no, her rash was not the same as her puppy’s). Others are about remarkable animals, like the skilled service dog who, after his exam was finished, left the room and returned with a checkbook in his mouth. Every tale in this rollicking, informative, and fun memoir affirms a key truth about animal, and human, nature: Our pets love us because their hearts are pure; we love them because they’re freaking adorable. On some level, we know that by caring for them, we are the best version of ourselves. In short: Our pets make us better people.


August 1
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm