In communities across America, children eagerly await the joy and magic of the holiday season while many animals eagerly await a new place to call home. For the second year in a row, the Hawaiian Humane Society is partnering with the Humane Society of Missouri – as well as additional other animal shelters across the country – to make Thursday, December 5, 2019 a national howl-iday!
The Hawaiian Humane Society is inviting keiki throughout our community to attend Deck the Howls and read holiday tales to animals awaiting adoption. The children benefit by practicing their reading skills in front of a non-judgmental audience and developing empathy to help make compassionate, responsible choices when interacting with animals in the future. The animals benefit from the time and attention of the youth.
Deck the Howls will be held from 5 to 6:30 pm on Thursday, December 5, at the Hawaiian Humane Society. The event will start with a tour of the Society’s campus and then families will have the unique opportunity to enjoy a story with cats and dogs available for adoption. When participants are not reading to animals, they will make special treats for the animals awaiting adoption.
The event is open to children ages six and up. To ensure the safety of children and animals, we ask that one adult per family is in attendance. The Hawaiian Humane Society will have some books available, but families are encouraged to bring their favorite stories to read to the animals. To get in the holiday spirit, participants are encouraged to dress up in holiday attire or get comfy in their pajamas! This event is limited to the first 20 youth who register. Please complete the registration form below to participate in this event.
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