This is from an email update I receive, fairly often.
April 14, 2011, 12:59PM MT
By Ted Brewer, Best Friends staff writer
A formerly stray and anxious pit-bull terrier becomes a library therapy dog in Best Friends’ I Read to Animals program.
For the past three weeks, a formerly stray pit-bull terrier has played the role of captive audience to a number of young readers at a library in a small agricultural town in Northern Utah. As a participant in the Best Friends’ I Read to Animals program, Tacoma has serenely listened while children as young as 3 years old read to him.
Read the rest of the article here.
And here are the program componants of Best Friends 'I Read To Animals' Program:
Builds kindness, compassion and respect towards animals
Encourages language and reading skills in a non-judgmental environment
Increases reading confidence and motivation to read
May lower the stress level of young readers
Best Friends Humane Education lesson
Writing, art or craft activity
Reading 1:1 with an animal
Stuffed animal adoption
I Read to Animals adoption certificate
Kudos, once again, to Best Friends. They do so much for unwanted pets, and in this case found a great solution that benefits everyone.