Children in grades K-6 who are able to read at any level may come into the shelter to read to the cats in one of our two cat social rooms, when accompanied by an adult partner. Cat Tales will encourage reading, improve skills and help our cats by offering quiet, kind and loving human interaction and companionship. Bring your own book or choose one from our cat library. One short initial orientation session is required.

Participants and their adult partner must attend one of our Volunteer Orientations before participating.  Please check the Events page to see when the next orientation is scheduled.

Fundraising and Events

Many young people initiate and organize their own fundraising activity or event to benefit the shelter. Some examples of recent efforts include: car wash, food and other goods drive at school, pancake breakfast fundraiser, birthday party donations for the shelter in lieu of gifts, selling raffle tickets at sporting and other events, making catnip toys for cats and fleece blankets for the animals’ kennels. We would love to hear your ideas!

Please email Charles with any questions you may have about fundraising.

“Animals feel so many of the same emotions as we do, they just speak a different language.”

— Jan, NHHS Volunteer and alum pet parent