Enriching lives & ending pet homelessness

Paws & Pages

Get your reading in at the Winchester Area SPCA and help homeless pets feel a little less lonely.

Stop by the adoption center at 111 Featherbed Lane Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm and participate in the shelter’s animal and reader enrichment program.

Readers of all ages are welcome. Students under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Bring your own book or read one provided.

There are two reading stations set up in the adoption center. Grab a cushion on your way into the cat or dog room, place yourself in front of a kennel and make the shelter feel a little more like home. Programs like Paws & Pages have been proven to enhance reading skills for the reader and reduce kennel stress for the pets.

The launch of Paws & Pages was made possible due to a grant from the Cochran Family Youth Fund in 2021. Each year, dozens of readers stop by to read to adoptable pets.