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Kids Read to Cats with the “Book Buddies Program”

Book Buddies at ARL Berks County

The Animal Rescue League (ARL) of Berks County, Pennsylvania have implemented the Book Buddies program, a novel way to bring together shelter cats wanting companionship and school-age children wanting to improve their reading skills.

Children in grades 1-8 who are able to read at any level may come into the shelter to read to the cats in our adoption room. Similar programs at other shelters across the country have seen the benefits the program has to offer. 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 Berks County ARL accepts donations through their site. They are also on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest.

Book Buddies at ARL Berks County

Book Buddies at ARL Berks County

Book Buddies

Book Buddies at ARL Berks County

images via The Animal Rescue League (ARL) of Berks County