Humane Society Naples announces A Tale for a Tail – one-hour reading program in which children visit the shelter to read to the animals. This program is designed to provide enrichment for both humans and shelter pets.
How to participate:
Children of all ages can participate in A Tale for a Tail on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 pm at our main shelter. Participants may read to either dogs, cats or small animals and HSN will supply the books. Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. All other participants will be supervised by staff and dedicated volunteers throughout the reading session.
How A Tale for a Tail helps:
This kind of interaction is the highlight of the shelter pet’s day. It makes their confidence levels skyrocket and helps them be more comfortable around people. This will eventually help them in their new homes or around potential adopters! These kinds of interactions also lower the stress levels of the animals, which helps them feel more comfortable in the shelter. The program also benefits those involved, as it allows them to practice their reading while in a safe and fun environment. It gives them more practice so that they can gain confidence in their ability to read aloud. The readers also will benefit from the incredible feeling of helping and spending time with a shelter pet in need.
If you or your class are interested in participating in the A Tale for a Tail reading program, contact email@example.com or 239-643-1555 x 19.