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Your young reader can help get shelter pets adopted

Posted at 4:39 PM, May 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-28 16:39:37-04

WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Erie County SPCA is looking for a few good readers for its inaugural Tale for Two Summer Reading Challenge.

Tale For Two encourages children ages 6 – 15 to read aloud to adoptable animals at the SPCA. Animals benefit from the increased socialization and reduced stress levels, while children work on their literacy and reading skills, building their self-esteem and confidence.

This summer’s reading challenge sessions, available in groups of 6 (program cost $40) or 12 (program cost $70), are available on Tuesdays, June 18 – September 3, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the SPCA’s location on Harlem Road in West Seneca. Each reading session is 30 minutes in length.

Readers and parents/guardians are required to attend one hour-long orientation session at the SPCA either Thursday, May 30, at 5 p.m. or Saturday, June 8, at 3 p.m.

You can register for the Tale for Two Summer Reading Challenge and one orientation session by clicking here.