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Reading to rescues

Dutchess County Legislature Chair Gregg Pulver, right, joined Dutchess County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Board of Directors President Jack Fein to read to cats as part of Dutchess Reads. Photo submitted

DUTCHESS COUNTY— The public is invited to take part in the  “Dutchess Reads” initiative, in which schoolchildren are encouraged to bring their favorite book to the Dutchess County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and read to animals awaiting adoption.

Accompanied by their parents, school-aged children can come to the Dutchess County SPCA, located at 636 Violet Ave. in Hyde Park, between 3 and 5 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and read to the animals.

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