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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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Jan 28, 2015 Yimmy Squares
Jan 28, 2015 Teri Duchac
Jan 28, 2015 Debbie Wylie
Jan 28, 2015 Elga konietzny
Jan 28, 2015 Richard Engle
Jan 28, 2015 Debbie Coggins
Jan 28, 2015 Charlene Moody
Jan 28, 2015 carla green What a wonderful idea!
Jan 27, 2015 Patience Knepper
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Jan 26, 2015 huguette vanswijgenhoven
Jan 26, 2015 Linda Bachmanek I love this!
Jan 26, 2015 Gail Ponder
Jan 26, 2015 verena wazlawik
Jan 26, 2015 Bobbi Beck Kids, your doing something really amazing! We need you in our world to show it kindness like your doing right now! Your so awesome and I hope my kids will do the same thing. Don't let ANYONE stop you from being a kind person cuz we're backing you up! Xo
Jan 26, 2015 Theresa Helander
Jan 26, 2015 Tina bryner
Jan 25, 2015 Barbara Gladfelter
Jan 25, 2015 Janina Grage
Jan 25, 2015 Tempest Miller
Jan 25, 2015 Debra Smith
Jan 25, 2015 Lenise Mitchell
Jan 25, 2015 Katrina Love Thanks!
Jan 25, 2015 Tyrrell Mendis
Jan 24, 2015 Stacey McCurley
Jan 23, 2015 suzan h
Jan 23, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 23, 2015 Roseline Nizzoli
Jan 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 22, 2015 michelle tocci this is SO awesome. Thank you kids!! The kitties and I love you!
Jan 22, 2015 Judith Weiler
Jan 22, 2015 Kathy Sosa
Jan 22, 2015 (Name not displayed) Bravo! Great for kids and cats! We need more of this in the world.
Jan 21, 2015 Hillary Blaylock Bless you all for giving lonely cats love and soothing voices to keep them company. So sweet. Bless your hearts.
Jan 21, 2015 Patricia Shriver
Jan 21, 2015 Lizbet Veliz
Jan 21, 2015 Patricia Collica
Jan 21, 2015 Leslie Minogue Absolutely Awesome! it teaches our children so much. While making a homeless animal feel the love
Jan 21, 2015 Betty Lee
Jan 21, 2015 Joan Parsley This is a FANTASTIC program! How smart you all are for instituting something so positive for all participants.
Jan 21, 2015 Anne Havard This is a win win situation.
Jan 20, 2015 Lori Dibacco
Jan 20, 2015 Isabelle benoit
Jan 20, 2015 Gretchen Stewart
Jan 20, 2015 Margaret Argyle
Jan 20, 2015 Heather Charley
Jan 19, 2015 claudia parks Thank you for all you do!
Jan 18, 2015 nicole fuelling
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Jan 18, 2015 Cathy Strum

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