PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It’s a symbiotic relationship between homeless animals and young children.

The Delaware County SPCA is inviting young children to participate in its “Smarty Paws” program.

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The kids will read books to the cats, which are often stressed in a shelter environment. In turn, the children will get to practice their reading in a judgment-free zone.

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The SPCA is holding an information session on the program on Friday, July 11th from 2-5 p.m. Once signed up, sessions will run from noon to 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday.

For every five completed books, children get a raffle ticket for a prize drawing to be held at the end-of-summer Smarty Paws party.

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If you’re interested, visit the website for more information.