Reading to RescuesIt's Back! Bring or Borrow a Book and Read to Our Shelter Pets!
Reading to Rescues is a program that is offered one Sunday each month where children can practice their literacy skills by reading to our pets awaiting adoption!
Next Available Date: February 19, 2023
How to Sign Up
Click the link below and choose a time that works for you and your child. Be sure to read all of the information on the page to make sure you understand and are prepared for the program.
This on-site education program offered by HSFN benefits readers and rescues by providing socialization for the shelter pets and reading practice for kids in front of a non-judgmental audience. Readers may bring their books from home, or borrow one from the shelter’s lending library
Read to Shelter Pets!
Youths ages 4-13 (accompanied by a parent/guardian) are invited to participate in a reading session at the shelter where they will receive a “Certificate of Compassion” and a fun animal activity book!
Benefits for the Readers:
- Builds literacy skills
- Strengthens confidence in reading out loud in a safe environment
- Develops a stronger vocabulary
- Increases attention span
- Promotes empathy and compassion
Benefits for the Shelter Pets:
- Introduction to children in a safe, controlled environment
- Exposure to multiple people and situations
- Builds trust in humans
- Attention and love!