Animal shelters are a very stressful environment for dogs and cats. There is lots of loud noises, fear and loneliness that the animals experience on a constant basis. But one boy in Southern California is determined to make the animal shelter a little brighter for the residents.
Six-year-old Jacob Tumulan bring his little mat and beloved books with him to the Carson Animal Shelter near Los Angeles for therapy Thursday every week. While he is there, he reads to the dogs who would otherwise have very little human contact and for many, have never had the love or care of a person before. And it seems to have a calming effect on the dogs.
At the same time, Jacob is also reaping the benefits of this as he is autistic and very sensitive to loud sounds. Since he has been reading to the dogs, he is able to block out noises more effectively and is now reading at a third grade level! Not to mention, he is bringing awareness to the plight of homeless animals.
What do you think about Jacob and his way of showing shelter dogs love? Comment below!