At Animal Rescue League of Berks County, children can read to shelter cats to soothe them. The cats adore them and are always delighted to have these little humans there to keep them company.
Children in grades 1-8 who are able to read at any level are welcome into the shelter to read to the cats at their adoption room. “The program will help children improve their reading skills while also helping the shelter animals. Cats find the rhythmic sound of a voice very comforting and soothing,” the shelter wrote.
Colby is cuddling with the kitty and reading him “I Will Love You Forever” by Robert Munsch.
Isabel is reading to a very playful kitty.
Sam, 1st grade & Ben, 2nd grade stopped by and became Book Buddies! The kitties loved them.
Cassandra, 1st grader, is reading to two rambunctious kittens who are very excited to see her.
8 year old Mattighan, a second grader, absolutely adores her furry friends and enjoys reading to them.
Cohen, 1st grade, comes in to read to the kitties, giving them some cuddle time and him some practice with his reading skills.
Cheyenne stopped in to read to the cats! She is working through some animal fear, and reading to the kitties is a nice relaxing way for her to get comfortable!
Seth, a kindergarten student, is showing his kitty friend the book he’s reading.
Timothy, a 5th grader, is reading a story to his 4-legged friends.
Riley enjoyed his first volunteer experience and reading to the kitties.