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Starting in January, it’ll be story time at the Pocatello Animal Shelter.
Shelter staff are formally inviting children to read to the dogs who are temporarily staying at the facility January 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The program aims to help shy and anxious dogs become more comfortable around humans, increasing the likelihood they may be adopted.
“It’s a win-win for our readers and the dogs,” said Kim Velman, Volunteer Coordinator. “The children get a chance to practice their reading skills and the dogs get a chance to interact with new visitors.”
The program is free to the public and is currently scheduled to be held on the second Thursday of each month. Walk-ins are welcome.
“We’ll provide the books but if you have a special book you’d like to read you’re more than welcome to bring it,” Velman said.
For more information on the program, contact Kim Velman at 208-234-6156.