Why Has This Woman Started Visiting An Animal Shelter Every Day?
Lifestyle| | By Jason Owen
A local volunteer, “puglife123,” who works part-time at the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society recently posted the above image to Imgur. The photo was captioned:
“This woman comes to my local humane society and sits in front of the dogs cage and reads books to the dogs.”
The Animal Rescue League in nearby Berks County is offering a program where kids are invited to come read to pets awaiting adoption.
It’s called the Book Buddies program. Children in Grades 1-8 who are at any reading level can come to the shelter during normal business hours to read to cats in the adoption room. The program serves to help the kids with their reading skills, while simultaneously providing socialization and human interaction for the shelter animals. It’s a win-win for anyone on two legs… or four!
If your local animal shelter offered these programs, would you volunteer? Tell us in the comments below.