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Turns out shelter cats love it when kids read to them [7 pictures]

Feb 11, 2014 By Jake Johnson

The Animal Rescue League of Berks County has a novel program. They let any kid in grades 1 through 8 come and read to cats at the shelter. According to ARL, the program serves the dual purpose of improving the kids’ reading ability and soothing the cats, who enjoy the rhythmic sounds of a human voice.

As an additional benefit, it also produces adorable photos…








(via Love Meow, my sister)


  1. Kim says:

    These pictures are beautiful, as well as thought provoking. Here’s praying that EVERY animal knows how it feels to be held, to be warm, to be fed, to be attended to, and to be loved because there’s no greater feeling in the world than knowing somebody wants and loves you, even for animals.

  2. Kathleen says:

    Our cat was a stray and one of the things she still loves all these years later is a bedtime story read to her by my daughter.

    they go up to bed together and my daughter reads aloud while they snuggle under the covers.

    maybe all cats like story time?

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