Want to do something fun with the kids? Have fun being a “Shelter Pal!” The Joplin Humane Society Animal Adoption & Resource Center is training coming up on February 4th.
For our young volunteers, the Shelter Pals Reading Program helps foster compassion and empathy, while providing a supportive environment in which to develop their reading skills. In addition, the program allows kids to make a positive impact on the world by helping animals in need.
The Shelter Pals Reading Program is a mutually beneficial experience designed to help shy, anxious pets feel more comfortable around people by having kids read to them. We want to encourage pets to approach the front of the kennel when visitors and potential adopters are present, instead of cowering in the corner. Pets that approach the front of the kennel get adopted more quickly, thus reducing the average length of stay.