Crianças ajudam cãezinhos traumatizados, lendo histórias para eles!!!

Em Missouri, nos EUA, um abrigo de animais teve a iniciativa de colocar crianças para acalmar os pequeninos muito assustados, a maioria vítimas de maus tratos, e prepara-los para adoção.

O diretor desta iniciativa, Job Klepacki afirma que as crianças auxiliam muito para a socialização com os animais que sofreram maus tratos, a confiar novamente nos humanos.

“Nós queríamos ajudar nossos cachorros tímidos e medrosos sem forçar a interação física com eles, e observar o efeito positivo que isso poderia ter. Ouvir uma criança ler pode realmente confortar esses animais. É incrível a resposta que vemos nos animais”.

Meninos e meninas de seis a 15 anos passam por um treinamento de dez horas, então leem suas histórias favoritas para os cãezinhos.

Um vidro os separa para evitar o contato físico, assim os pequeninos, traumatizados, não ficam estressados.

A diretora do “Shelter Buddies Reading Program”, Jo Klepacki, afirmou que, além da companhia, a presença das crianças também serve para acalmar os animais, que em geral se aproximam aos poucos, recebem petiscos e acabam perdendo o medo do contato com humanos.

Esse trabalho é fundamental para que eles possam ser colocados à disposição para adoção e se adaptem aos seus novos donos e lares.

Jo Klepacki disse também que, além de ajudar os cães, o programa faz com que as crianças melhorem sua leitura e desenvolvam mais empatia pelos animais.

Kids Read To Shelter Animals

Kids Read To Shelter AnimalsIt might be impossible for any one person to adopt every pet in need of a good home, but these kids are doing the next best thing — by bringing shy shelter dogs out of their shells. An innovative new idea, called the Shelter Buddies Reading Program, is already making a huge difference for animals at the Humane Society of Missouri. The idea is simple: train kids to read to dogs as a way of readying them for forever homes, all while instilling a greater sense of empathy in the youngsters, too.The young volunteers are then encouraged to sit in front of a shy dog's kennel with a book and read to them — a simple gesture that can go a long way."Ideally that shy and fearful dog will approach and show interest. If so, the kids reinforce that behavior by tossing them a treat," said Klepacki. "What this is also doing is to bring the animals to the front in case potential adopters come through. They are more likely to get adopted if they are approaching and interacting, rather than hiding in the back or cowering"The more timid dogs aren't the only ones benefiting from the program. High-energy dogs, too, have shown improvements from being read to. "Hearing a child reading can really calm those animals," Klepacki said. "It is incredible, the response we've seen in these dogs."Once a child has completed the 10 hour training program, learning to work with the animals under supervision, they can then come back with their parents any time to sit and read to the dogs. But while the added practice is no doubt beneficial to them as students, they're getting something even more important out of it."It's encouraging children to develop empathy with animals. It's a peaceful, quiet exercise. They're seeing fearfulness in these animals, and seeing the positive affect they can have," said Klepacki. "It encourages them to look at things from an animals perspective. That helps them better connect with animals and people in their lives."Though the reading program has only recently been launched, Klepacki says it's been successful in helping dogs find forever homes. Best of all, kids in the area are as excited as anyone about getting involved; sign-ups have been through the roof.If all goes well, Klepacki hopes to expand the reading program to all of the Humane Society of Missouri's shelters — and to cats as well. "I'm really excited about this program," she said.We are too. And if you'd like to find a great furry listener to practice your reading skills with, adopt one now at http://PetFinder.my.Source: http://thedo.do/1LG56XT

Posted by PetFinder.my on Sunday, March 6, 2016

Essa atitude tão original e simples pode auxiliar para que este cachorrinhos sofridos consigam entender que nem todos os humanos são ruins e cruéis, e que realmente muitos de nós ainda podemos ser chamados de humanos.

As coisas mais puras no mundo são as crianças e os animais, pois eles são os únicos seres que manifestam o amor de forma genuína.

Que linda iniciativa teve esse abrigo de animais, temos a certeza ue os pequeninos adoraram escutar as historinhas dessas crianças tão especiais.

Fonte: G1

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