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SPCA's summer reading program - with kitties! - filling up

Posted July 19

Courtesy: SPCA of Wake County

SPCA of Wake County's popular summer reading program offers a chance for kids to keep up their reading skills - and cuddle with the adorable cats at the center.

This is the second year for the Cat Tales Summer Reading Adventure Program. Sessions are scheduled next week and in August, but many of the slots are sold out. Be sure to check the availability and register before you go. The cost is $5 per parent (who can bring no more than two kids).

The program is designed for students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade and invites them to read to the cats at the SPCA in a pressure-free atmosphere, according to a press release. Children gain confidence in their reading skills and the cats enjoy extra socialization. Sessions are an hour long and include a craft activity and a tour of the SPCA Adoption Center.

The SPCA started the program last year with the help of two local high school students. This summer, rising 8th grader Catherine Kirch is helping to lead the program as part of her work to earn her Girl Scout Silver Award.

More information and registration details are on the SPCA's website.

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