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Greater Huntsville Humane Society

GHHS Paws for Reading Program

Paws For Reading is a reading program designed to enrich the lives of the dogs and cats in our care. Reading to a non-judgemental audience (like animals) has been proven to boost reading skills and confidence. The animals also receive the benefit of socialization and quiet human behavior. Children and adults are invited to read to our animals. Children (6-15 years of age) can participate as long as they are accompanied by a parent. Volunteers (16 years of age and older) can participate without adult supervision.

Paws for Reading will begin May 3rd and will be held every Monday and Tuesday from 10am - 3pm. Families will be able to sign up for an hour time slot (2 families per hour). Reading takes place in our Cat Room (an open roam room) and in front of our outdoor Dog Kennels (weather permitting).

Students (16+ and older) may volunteer as "P4R Guides" and they will be tasked with completing a volunteer orientation, greeting families, helping them pick out a book and get situated in the correct spot, helping socialize (and reading if needed), answering any general questions and making sure GHHS rules are followed. If interested, contact Marguerite Long at [email protected] for more P4R Guide information or to sign up!

Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!

Created by:   Marguerite Long
 
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