Watts Project & LA Animal Services teamed up to bring a program, Read 2 Paws to the South L.A. Animal Shelter and to schools around the L.A. area. Children spend a couple of hours reading to shelter dogs, cats, puppies, kittens and rabbits. The main purpose of this event is to teach children to have compassion toward these loving animals. Read 2 Paws is a therapeutic experience as it gives shelter and rescue animals a break from their sometimes stressful environment and brings smiles to children’s faces while putting their reading skills to practice. Thanks to the parents that allow their children to attend, for it is the teachings of today that will mold the rescuers and animal advocates of tomorrow.