Books & Brews!
We are thrilled
to announce the launch of a monthly book chat about all things animals,
hosted by Angel City Brewery in downtown L.A.! Our deepest thanks to
Angel City for offering us their hip-but-comfortable space. Come early
to check out everything else happening before the talk, and click here to check out the awesome beers, food trucks and other events Angel City Brewery has on tap all the time!
When: third Mondays of the month at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Angel City Brewery/216 S Alameda St Los Angeles, CA 90012
There’s never a
cover charge for the brewery or the speaker series. A portion of the
proceeds from all beer sales will be donated to Animal History Museum
(thank you again, Angel City!), but please designate a driver and drink
Here’s our Fall line-up:
Sept. 16th: Lori Fusaro, Photographer
Silver Hearts: Giving Old Dogs a Second Chance at Living
Lori Fusaro’s life changed in June 2012 when she met “Shady”, a depressed, 16-year-old dog with an infected eye and cancer, languishing in the South L.A. Shelter. According to Lori: “I thought Shady was a stray that found her way into the shelter. Turns out I was wrong. She
was an owner surrender…. Living her entire life with family and then
dumped because she was too old.” Lori made the decision to adopt Shady,
rename her Sunny and get her medical treatment. More
than a year later, Sunny is not only going strong, but became the
inspiration for the Silver Hearts project. “When I realized that there
were probably hundreds of Sunnys languishing in shelters, I knew I had
to something about it. Silver Hearts became a way that I could use my
photography to show these dogs as loving, happy souls that have a zest
for living and deserve to spend their golden years in a loving home.”
About the speaker: Lori Fusaro owns and runs her own photography studio near downtown Los Angeles. Her
Silver Hearts project has been featured nationally, including NBC
Nightly News, The Today Show, ABC News and CNN Headline News, with print
stories appearing as far away as Malaysia. Lori also has been active in the L.A. rescue community for more than a decade.
Starting at 5pm: Want some dinner? Southern Fried Vegan BBQ
will be out in the parking lot serving up some delicious down-home
cookin’. Want a buddy to share your meals with for the next 5, 10 or
more years? NKLA will be holding an adoption event too. Find the next furry love of your life!
Oct. 21st: Martine Colette, Owner and Director, Wildlife Waystation
Take a walk on L.A.’s wild side… safely
don’t know any better than to eat out of people’s garbage and hide in
their backyards,” according to Wildlife Waystation founder Martine
Colette. “What would you do to survive if your natural home was just
destroyed one day? Some people feel threatened co-existing with animals.
But all the animal is trying to do is stay alive.”
can you do if you suddenly cross paths with an opossum, coyote,
mountain lion or any of the other many species native to the LA area? How can you help these animals thrive while protecting yourself and your home? Find out!
About the speaker: A lifelong animal lover, Martine founded the Wildlife WayStation in 1976. Today,
she is the Director of the 160-acre facility that has provided aid and
support to more than 75,000 wild and exotic animals from all over the
world. The ranch also offers a 24-hour, 7 day-a-week wild animal
response service and an education center. The Wildlife WayStation
processes an average of 60,000 phone calls per year. Martine is also the
designated wild animal expert for the city of Los Angeles, helping
Angelenos navigate the tricky balance as the city’s growth encroaches
upon more wildlife areas.
Nov. 18th: Jane Brackman, PhD
Why dogs wag their tails and other canine mysteries revealed
about canines? Wonder why your dog wags her tail? Will we ever really
understand what dogs think? Can dogs see TV? How do they see color?
What’s behind the wet dog shake-off? Dr. Jane Brackman humorously
deconstructs some of the assumptions, myths and mysteries surrounding
our canine companions.
About the speaker: Jane Brackman, Ph.D. is the author of two books about pets in 19th
century America She consults with museums and her articles about canine
genetics and domestication appear regularly in popular publications.
She blogs about dogs at Doctor Barkman Speaks.
Jane was a guide dog school administrator for several years and also
served as the Executive Officer for the California State Board of Guide
Dogs for the Blind, a consumer affairs board that licenses California
guide dog schools. Her interest in the dog as a social science topic
stems from her experiences in education, guide dog school management,
canine biology and history.
Dec. 16th: chef tba
The holiday table
decide what to make for your holiday meals and parties? Looking for a
tasty new treat that’ll wow your friends and family but won’t bust your
budget or schedule? Sip on one
of Angel City’s handcrafted brews as we make a little holiday magic of
our own with a food-themed chat that’s sure to make mouths water!
More events to come!
Watch this space for details!