The 22-year-old athelete and avowed animal lover is planning on taking four puppies and their mother back to the states with him after discovering them under a security tent where they lived outside of a media center in Sochi. He tweeted that he's doing all he can to prep mama dog and her pups by giving them their necessary vaccinations. "I'm trying...I'm doing what I can," he says, also stating that he's found potential homes for the dogs stateside.
puppy love is real to puppies. pic.twitter.com/krauCUPjOg— Gus Kenworthy (@guskenworthy) February 11, 2014
The Animal rescue Leage (ARL) of Berks Counthy, PA have started the "Book Buddies" program that brings children together with shelter cats that need companionship and provides the kids a furry friend to read to.
Children in grades 1-8 who are able to read at any level may come into the shelter to read to the cats in our adoption room. Similar programs at other shelters across the country have seen the benefits the program has to offer. The program will help children improve their reading skills while also helping the shelter animals. Cats find the rhythmic sound of a voice very comforting and soothing.