Did you know that your version of Internet Explorer is out of date?
To get the best possible experience using our website we recommend downloading one of the browsers below.

Internet Explorer 10, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.

bitterrootshelterreadingbitterrootshelterreading

Story Time for Shelter Animals

Like us on Facebook:
The current article you are reading does not reflect the views of the current editors and contributors of the new Ecorazzi

These may be the cutest “study buddies” you’ve ever seen.

The dogs and cats at Bitter Root Humane Society in Hamilton, Montana, have some new visitors. Once a week, students from the Keystone to Discovery Enrichment program, a non-profit after-school project for behaviorally or academically at-risk youth, volunteer their time to read stories to the shelter animals awaiting adoption. Not only do the kids get to strengthen their reading skills, but the animals benefit greatly, as well.

“We’ve seen that the sound of their voices is soothing for the dogs and cats. It is relaxing to the dogs to hear those calm and steady voices,” said Ria Overholt, the program’s director, to the Ravalli Republic.

Although the children in the after-school program can choose from many different activities, from sports to robotics, some students choose to read at the shelter week after week.

“Every week I come home from here and ask my mom if I can take one home,” sixth-grader Brayden Rogers told the Republic.

There are now plans to extend the reading visits through the summertime.

According to the Humane Society of the United States, 6-8 million dogs and cats enter animal shelters every year, but only 3-4 million are adopted each year.

via Huffington Post

Like us on Facebook:
0 Comments
finalmilk

There’s a Recall on Milk Containing Too Much Poo

“Routine internal testing detected microbial bacteria in excess of quality standards. Contaminated products could cause illness if consumed.”

peppa

Peppa Pig: Vegan Extremist

Indeed, between her human-esque interactions, she snorts what can only be translated as “go vegan, piss off your parents.”

final

The Dumbest Things People Say to Vegans

If you’re a vegan, you’ve probably face palmed one too many times after talking to non–vegans.