Children & Parents

2019 Reading to Cats Summer Program

The program welcomes a maximum of 6 -10 children per session (as designated by the slots available per session). Children who are able to read at any level, may come into the shelter (with a parent or guardian) to practice their reading skills by reading out loud to our cats. Please review and honor the updated guidelines below before signing up. Slots become available 12 days before the scheduled session.  Please check back regulalry. 

***(Please do not bring any siblings, not registered, as it will put us over capacity and compromise the experience for the other readers. Unregistered children will not be permitted back into the shelter.  Please bring only the child who will actually be reading.)



** We ask that everyone follow the guidelines to ensure fairness to all who attend.

  • Children - Minimum age 6 years old - up to 14 years old (1st - 8th Grades)
    • Please do not bring any siblings, not registered
  • Maximum of 2 children per parent or guardian (In the participant slot please accurately indicate if it is one or two children being signed up)
  • Please only sign up a maximum of two children/parent or guardian. If you would like to attend with additional children, another parent or guardian must sign up (up to two children). They must also be present at the session.

***If you have a GROUP of children who want to read (i.e.) scout troops, please contact Good Mews to set up a separate date for your group.


Please have your child bring their favorite book(s) to read, plan to read 30-40 minutes, and wear comfortable clothing (preferably pants). They will be sitting on a blanket on the floor.

I Read to Cats T-shirts are available for $15.00 (cash or check) following the session. 


Good Mews operates 100% from donations. In addition to cash donations, Good Mews constantly needs shelter supplies to keep our cats clean, healthy, and well-fed. Please consider bringing a (tax-deductible donation) of any of the items listed on the link below.


Thank you for your interest in the program. Additional dates will be posted roughly two weeks prior to the start of the following month so check back later for additional dates.

If you have any questions please send your message by clicking on the envelope icon below. The shelter address is 3805 Robinson Road, Marietta.

Location: Good Mews

Created by:   Kathy Nguyen
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy EDT) Available Slot
(Sun. 11:00am - 12:00pm)

Reading to Cats (10)

Only 2 Children per adult

9 of 10 slots filled
Stacy Efrat (2)
Ethan and Maya Efrat
Justin Fournier (2)
Asher, Tegan
Sandy Campbell (2)
Ian and Sydney
Holli Palmer
Amy McLeod
Jace McLeod
Sundi Shelton
(Wed. 1:00pm - 2:00pm)

Reading to Cats (10)

Only 2 Children per adult

All slots filled
MIranda Nolen
Michelle Snyder (2)
Camryn and Christian
Lisa Belrose (2)
Sabrina and Ethan
Chrissy Eldridge (2)
Trey and Wimberly
Rozalyn Mattocks (2)
Grant and Piper
Ashley Endicott
(Tue. 1:00pm - 2:00pm)

Reading to Cats (10)

Only 2 Children per adult

All slots filled
Jennifer Wellham (2)
Trevor & Karsten
Lisa Podolski (2)
Gabriel and Jacob
Christina Lineberry
Connor Bartley
Kirsten Fournier
Ellen Sauve
Rachel Rabidoux (2)
Penelope & Tyson
Jennifer Williams
Trinity Williams and Jayden McGhee
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