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Read Across America Day at JHS

Celebrate National Read Across America Day on Friday, March 1, 2024, at the Jacksonville Humane Society!

People of all ages are invited to visit JHS between 12-6:30pm to read out loud to the dogs and cats. From 3-6pm only, enjoy special activities including:

– free books for all participants while supplies last

– a JHS scavenger hunt

– family-friendly craft activities benefiting the animals at JHS

Did you know reading out loud is a wonderful form of enrichment for animals in shelters? It lowers their stress levels, helps them feel more calm in their kennels, and also helps them feel more comfortable around people.

Reading to pets is also a pawesome way for kids to build their literacy skills and boost their reading confidence.

Read Across America Day at JHS is made possible thanks to program support from The Jim Moran Foundation.

Learn more about the JHS Pawsitive Reading program at: jaxhumane.org/read

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