Cat lover, animal activist and author of “Homer’s Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale” and “Love Saves the Day” makes her only book tour appearance in Georgia at Good Mews

MARIETTA, Ga., May 23, 2013 — Good Mews Animal Foundation, a non-profit, no-kill cat shelter, will host New York Times best-selling author, Gwen Cooper, for a book signing and meet-the-author event on Thursday, June 6, 6 – 8 p.m., at the shelter in Marietta.

A Cappella Books of Atlanta will sell copies of Cooper’s new book, “Love Saves the Day,” as well as her best-selling, “Homer’s Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale,” the true story about Cooper’s blind cat, Homer. A Cappella Books will donate 10% of event and online sales to Good Mews.

Each attendee who gets a book signed will also receive a free Litter Genie litter removal system (while supplies last) from the book tour’s corporate partner, Litter Genie®. Good Mews will receive 500 lbs. of cat litter from tour sponsor, ARM & HAMMER™ Ultra Last® Clumping Cat Litter, and 300 cans of cat food from tour sponsor, Weruva.

“The tour for ‘Love Saves the Day’ highlights that animal welfare is ultimately about human welfare,” said Gwen Cooper. “I chose the shelters for my book tour on the strength of innovative programs that extend their work with animals into programs that serve humans. They’ve implemented programs that serve the elderly, the homeless, military families, at-risk children, low-income families, disaster survivors, domestic violence victims, and more. Good Mews’ therapy animal program with Atria Senior Living Center and their Golden Companions program, where adoption fees are waived for senior citizens adopting senior cats, are wonderful programs. Love does save the day, and not just for the animals these organizations rescue.”

Cooper’s visit to Good Mews, her only appearance in the state, is part of a 17-city, nationwide book tour of animal shelters and rescue organizations rather than book stores. Other stops include: Best Friends Animal Society in Los Angeles; Austin Pets Alive! in Austin, TX; and Treehouse Humane in Chicago.

There is no charge to attend this event. Donations of shelter supplies are welcomed, and a list of needed items can be found on the Good Mews wish list. Good Mews is located at 736 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite A3, Marietta, GA 30068. For more information about the book signing, visit www.goodmews.org.

ABOUT GOOD MEWS
Good Mews is in its 25th year of operation, housing approximately 100 cats within the shelter, and has placed more than 6,800 cats in their forever homes. Adoption hours are Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and the second, third and fourth Sundays of the month, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. For more information, visit www.goodmews.org. You can also find Good Mews on Facebook and Pinterest.

For more information about Gwen Cooper, visit: www.gwencooper.com.

Date:
June 6, 2013 from 6pm to 8pm

Admission:
FREE

Address:
Good Mews Animal Foundation
736 Johnson Ferry Road
Suite A3
Marietta, GA 30068

For more information, please call 770-499-2287

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