San Diego Humane Society President Releases New Book With National Geographic

How to Speak Cat Offers Coveted Feline Translations for Pet Owners On Sale Now


SAN DIEGO – February 2, 2015  |  San Diego Humane Society president and CEO, Dr. Gary Weitzman, has released a new book, How to Speak Cat: A Guide to Decoding Cat Language, which educates pet owners on how to decipher feline body language and behavior. The book, published by National Geographic, contains informational diagrams and pertinent facts that illustrate the specific communication style, needs and nature of domesticated cats.

“It’s important to give people the tools they need to be the best pet parents possible,” says Dr. Gary Weitzman, president and CEO of San Diego Humane Society. “This book does just that by providing translations for common, oftentimes ambiguous cat behaviors that people experience every day in their homes. This deeper understanding positions people for long-term success with their pets and strengthens that relationship, which is the whole mission of the San Diego Humane Society.”

During the month of February, everyone who adopts a cat from San Diego Humane Society will be entered to win a signed copy of How to Speak Cat!

How to Speak Cat can be purchased in San Diego Humane Society’s onsite retail store, Muttique (in San Diego and Oceanside), or through the National Geographic online store, as well as Amazon, and most commercial bookstores.

About Dr. Gary Weitzman
Gary Weitzman, DVM, joined San Diego Humane Society in May 2012. He is a licensed veterinarian and an accomplished animal welfare professional with more than 20 years of experience. Serving as a community advocate is very important to Dr. Weitzman and he is committed to collaborating with individuals, rescue groups and organizations to identify innovative solutions to do more for animals and their people.

This is Dr. Weitzman’s third book with National Geographic, joining How to Speak Dog and Everything Dogs.

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Kelli Schry: 619.250.6801 or [email protected].


About San Diego Humane Society

Serving San Diego County since 1880, San Diego Humane Society’s scope of social responsibility goes beyond adopting animals. San Diego Humane Society offers San Diegans a wide range of programs and services that strengthen the human-animal bond, prevent cruelty/neglect, provide medical care, educate the community on the humane treatment of animals and provide safety net services for all pet families needing assistance with keeping their pets.

As one of San Diego’s oldest nonprofit organizations, San Diego Humane Society has campuses located in Escondido, Oceanside, and San Diego as well as adoption centers inside Petco stores throughout San Diego County. San Diego Humane Society is supported solely through contributions, grants, bequests, investments, proceeds from the Muttique retail store and small fees for services.