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.

children read with cats at animal rescue league book buddies

Isabel is reading to a very playful kitty.

children read with cats at animal rescue league book buddies

Sam, 1st grade & Ben, 2nd grade stopped by and became Book Buddies! The kitties loved them.

children read with cats at animal rescue league book buddies

Cassandra, 1st grader, is reading to two rambunctious kittens who are very excited to see her.

children read with cats at animal rescue league book buddies

8 year old Mattighan, a second grader, absolutely adores her furry friends and enjoys reading to them.

children read with cats at animal rescue league book buddies

Cohen, 1st grade, comes in to read to the kitties, giving them some cuddle time and him some practice with his reading skills.

children read with cats at animal rescue league book buddies

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!

children read with cats at animal rescue league book buddies

Seth, a kindergarten student, is showing his kitty friend the book he’s reading.

children read with cats at animal rescue league book buddies

Timothy, a 5th grader, is reading a story to his 4-legged friends.

children read with cats at animal rescue league book buddies

Riley enjoyed his first volunteer experience and reading to the kitties.

children read with cats at animal rescue league book buddies

Photos by Animal Rescue League Of Berks County. Follow them on Facebook.