We walked into a room that had many small breed dogs. Our eyes then led to a man reading a book. At first, we thought he was just taking a break by reading a book. As we moved closer, we realized he was reading out loud to a shy dog that was resting underneath him. Reading aloud will help the dog become more comfortable with people and make it easier to adopt this dog. These are the kind of activities volunteers at the Washington Animal Rescue League do every day.
The girls interviewed me several weeks ago. Be the agents of change, I told the students. Ending animal suffering, curbing the companion animal crisis, and promoting responsible animal care starts with compassionate, motivated and proactive individuals. I appreciated the opportunity to talk to two such people, Minh-Hong and Cleo. Nice work ladies, have a great summer!