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'My Dog is My Home' Exhibit Opening at National Museum of Animals & Society

Celebrate the National Museum of Animals & Society's new exhibition space and fall exhibit!

NOVEMBER 10, 2013

"MY DOG IS MY HOME: The Experience of Human-Animal Homelessness," curated by Christine Kim, MSW, draws upon the personal stories of homeless human-animal families through video, paintings, photography, artifacts, and narratives. The exhibit stresses how deep and strong the human-animal bond is, especially for people who have little else in their lives and find their home in the heart of an animal. "My Dog is My Home" is on view November 14, 2013 - January 5, 2014.

Join us for the exhibition opening!
Sunday, November 10, 2013
4302 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles
VIP Admission at 6 pm
General Admission at 7 pm

For more information and tickets, please visit

About special guest Dr. Leslie Irvine-

Leslie Irvine received her Ph.D. in sociology from Stony Brook University. She is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Primarily Her research focuses on the roles of animals in society. Her latest book, My Dog Always Eats First, examines homeless people’s relationships with their companion animals (Lynne Rienner Publishers; 2013). Through interviews with homeless people, the book explores the role of animals in the narrative construction of a positive identity. In addition, Leslie has studied animal sheltering, human-animal play, selfhood among animals, and the feminization of veterinary medicine. After Hurricane Katrina, Leslie worked and conducted research at the facility that housed animals rescued from New Orleans. That experience formed the basis for her 2009 book, Filling the Ark: Animal Welfare in Disasters (2009; Temple University Press). Her 2004 book, If You Tame Me: Understanding our Connection with Animals, received the Distinguished Scholarship Award from the Animals & Society Section of the American Sociological Association.

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