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Bronx boy reads to shelter dogs, helps them get adopted faster: “I have hope for you”

Amy Christie

A boy who lives in Bronx, New York, has gone above and beyond in his efforts to socialize shelter dogs and make them adoptable.

He has been named ASPCA Kid of the Year because he wouldn’t let anything come between him and the dogs he reads to regularly.

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Evan Bisnauth hasn’t let the busy life he leads deter him from following his passion: the boy helps socialize dogs in shelters and brings them closer to their forever homes by reading to them, according to Sunnyskyz.

“Belly Rubbins for Bubbins,” the book by Jason Kraus, is his favorite story when he bonds with the dogs.

“The story is about a dog placed into the shelter and adopted. I like reading to the dogs because when I’m done, I’m like, ‘You will get adopted. Now I have hope for you,’” Evan shared with Today.

The boy is happy to help dogs who need compassion and comfort, and he also creates animations to get families interested in adopting them. He wants every dog he meets to find a safe and loving home and family.

“During COVID, I couldn’t go in person, and I needed a fun way to showcase the dogs in a positive light,” he shared with the outlet.

The boy also had the initiative to start interviewing shelter dogs as a way to show potential adopters their real personalities.

“I’d ask them questions so people could see how they behave, what they like. I couldn’t be there, but I got them the exposure they needed,” he explained.

Evan was named Kid of the Year when ASPCA announced the 2021 Humane Awards during the event that honors people and pets who have contributed in extraordinary ways to animal welfare.

“It makes me feel good, but it also makes me want to do more,” the boy said after finding out about the distinction.

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