Stockton-San Joaquin County: Children read to rescue animals at sanctuary’s library event

From Record Net

” To a small child learning how to read, picking up a book and pronouncing words to an adult can be quite intimidating.But two guinea pigs named Estella and Pip don’t mind being read to. Especially if there is spinach, carrots and dried cranberries to munch on.Dozens of children got the chance to read to and touch rescued farm animals at the Weston Ranch Library on Thursday afternoon, brought in by Christine Morrissey from the Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary.Morrissey said Thursday’s Rescue Readers Club “reading to the animals” event was the first the sanctuary has done, and hopes for more similar events to be done every month at libraries across San Joaquin County.”Our organization has been around for a long time – about 10 years – but the Stockton community doesn’t know much about us,” she said.Located in French Camp, the nonprofit organization provides life-long care for 200 abused and neglected farm animal.”