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The Animal Rescue League of Berks County in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania has had dozens of kids in attendance each week to read to adoptable cats. It's a great way for the kids to improve their reading skills while providing comfort to cats awaiting a loving home.

The Reading Buddies Program has been a big success for both the kids and cats. The children find the cats non-threatening and a supportive audience, while the cats enjoy human interaction and the rhythmic, soothing sound of a child's voice.

The program has strengthened the bond the shelter has with the community and introduced new families to the shelter. This has lead to many more adoptions.

Not only do the kids love it, but it gives the cats socialization and play time they love, and increases their chances for adoption.

Well done ARL of Berks County - and all the kids in the Reading Buddies Program!

Let's give cats love, attention, and the opportunity to find a family. By signing below, we encourage families to give adoptable cats the interaction they need as they await a loving home!

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Dear Animal Rescue League of Berks County,

I'd like to send you a BIG shout-out! for creating the Reading Buddies Program!

I'm sending you my thanks and gratitude for giving kids an opportunity to read to homeless cats as they improve their reading skills.

This generous gesture has strengthen their bond with cats, while making your shelter cats happy as they await their forever homes.

Your program is great for kids, their families, and helps cats find more loving homes.

Thank you!

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Nov 27, 2014 Nan Warner Awesome!
Nov 26, 2014 Becca Spurlock
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Nov 26, 2014 Janice Haynes
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Nov 26, 2014 Karen Craft
Nov 26, 2014 Ann Jenkins
Nov 26, 2014 Lorryn Young
Nov 26, 2014 Spay Neuter God Bless you wonderful children !!! You are the children we want to rule this country. Gives me hope for the future. Thank you to your parents who deserve to be blessed also. 😻😻😻😻😻😻
Nov 26, 2014 Jesenia Padilla
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Nov 25, 2014 Valerie Lemmon
Nov 25, 2014 Stephanie Richardson
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Nov 24, 2014 jeff boden
Nov 24, 2014 Rosie Adams What a wonderful programme. Cats are so easily spooked, especially post-trauma and this is an ideal way of bringing children and cats together. Research shows that children introduced to cats at an early age are far less likely to develop asthma later.
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Nov 20, 2014 Bobbie Jimenez Great job!!
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