Natalie Duran, Kennel Supervisor at the Hancock County Humane Society, had a vision last year that resulted in a successful summer reading program for children and felines alike. This summer the Happy Tails program continues for children in Kindergarten through 8th grade accompanied by an adult who come and read to shelter cats. “The goal is to keep children reading during the summer while also giving our cats socialization and more exposure to people,” Natalie explains. “Last summer it worked really well. Families who participated still come in to see the cats they read to.” Beginning June 3rd and running through August 1st, participants can contact the Humane Society to sign up for a reading time slot with a furry friend. All reading time slots are 30 minutes long and occur on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
The Humane Society Shelter, 4550 Fostoria Ave.