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Animal Tales

April 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Animal Tales is a volunteer reading program for school-aged children that focuses on literacy and shelter enrichment. Children sit and read to the animals in our shelter, which not only helps to build confidence and fluency in the child’s reading but it also helps to socialize the animals in our care.

In order to attend any of the reading sessions, students must attend an orientation session. At this session, we will review the program, how to navigate our Shelter, and most importantly, how to understand dog, cat and rabbit behavior. We will review additional enrichment opportunities, and how to alter your body language to make the animals more comfortable.


Children can attend the orientation session alone if they are capable of reading independently. If you are planning on attending the reading sessions with your reader, please plan on attending the orientation session with them.

Dates and pricing can be found here.

Questions? Contact our Education Department at education@humaneanimalrescue.org or 412-345-7300 x501.


Humane Animal Rescue


Humane Animal Rescue’s East End Campus
6926 Hamilton Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15208 United States
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