Launceston students shared their love of books with some furry friends at the RSPCA’s animal care centre on Tuesday.
Volunteering on their school holidays, nine kids from Miss B’s Student Services spent the afternoon reading to dogs at the shelter.
Catherine Byers, otherwise known as Miss B, said she created the project to benefit both the kids and the animals.
“Not only does it help the animals, but it helps the kids with their reading and gives them an opportunity to give back to the community,” Ms Byers said.
Launceston animal care centre manager Lorraine Hamilton said the RSPCA welcomed the idea.
“I think it’s lovely, it gives the dogs something to focus on, it’s very calming for the dogs and it’s great just for them to have that extra company,” she said.
“I think it’s very important for children to learn at an early age to be kind to animals. Learning now leads to them becoming responsible pet owners as adults.”
Tuesday also marked World Animal Day.