Purrs and Tales




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The success of the Humane Society of Broward County Wags & Tales program has led to the creation of a new program at the shelter called Purrs & Tales. In the Purrs & Tales program children will have a chance to come to the shelter and read to our adoptable cats. This program is designed to create a stress free and non-judgmental environment for children to practice their reading. Not only are the children able to develop their reading skills and boost self-esteem, but also provide valuable socialization and love to the shelter cats. There have been several similar programs created in other shelters and studies have reported improvement in the reading skills of the participating children.

The program will be offered throughout the school year and children must be signed up to attend. Children from the ages of 5-12 years old are allowed to come to the shelter to read an age-appropriate book of their choice to the cats in one of the community cat rooms. Spots are limited so sign up early!

Refund Policy:

  • Refund for registered dates will be given if 72 hours’ notice is given.

Change of date/time:

  • If you need to switch dates or times please contact Katie, 954.266.6875.
  • Ability to switch is subject to availability and must be done 72 hours before each session that you are signed up for.

If you have any questions please contact Katie at 954.266.6875 or


Register for Purrs & Tales

Purrs & Tales is FULL for the rest of this school year. Please check back during the summer to see next years dates.

Also, coming soon our new program Ruff Ruff Readers where children can sign up to read to our shelter dogs.

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to animals entrusted to our care, and educates the community about respect and kindness to all animals.

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