Read & Relax

This program is for children ages 5-17 to read out loud to the animals. Participants can choose to read to cats, dogs, or small animals in a quiet setting. Children ages 5-11 must be under the direct supervision of a parent or guardian. The parent or guardian supervising children ages 12-17 must stay on the premises but does not need to stay in the room with the child. Bean bag chairs and a selection of books are provided; however, children can also bring in a book of their choosing. The goal of this program is to socialize animals, reduce their anxiety, and help children develop their animal care and reading skills.

Please fill out the volunteer application here and list “read and relax” as the program if you are interested in participating.

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