Book Buddy

Book Buddies is available to children in grades 1st through 8th who are able to read at any skill level. This program is designed to assist children in developing and improving their reading skills while also helping the shelter animals by providing socialization and human interaction. Cats find the rhythmic sound of a human voice very comforting and soothing. This opportunity gives children the chance to read in a non-judgmental environment and find the support and comfort they need through the companionship of a shelter cat.

Do you want to participate? Space is limited so sign up today! Parents/Gaurdians reserations are required to ensure that HSHA has the space and volunteers available to assist you and your child(ren). Time slots are available all year long on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Plan ahead, schedule reoccuring book buddies sessions and help improve your child's reading level while supporting the cat population at the shelter.

Please email this completed form to to make your appointment. You will receive confirmation of your reserved Book Buddies appointment. Children that show up without a reserved time slot will not be able to participate in the program.

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