Decked out in festive pajamas, children volunteered to come to the Humane Society of Missouri to read bedtime stories to the shelter dogs. The shelter is caring for a large group of animals over the holiday season, and the staff appreciates the help in giving its residents the attention they deserve. The reading program is helpful in socializing the dogs while giving kids the opportunity to practice reading, and to learn how to treat animals kindly. The kids who visited the shelter also decorated dog-safe cookies, and played with the kittens. — Read it at People Pets