A Tale of Patrick, Gracie, & Allison!

June 8, 2021 — Longtime Tale for Two reader Patrick Radtke enjoys coming to the SPCA to read to shelter pets, but this compassionate, young man usually has a special request.

According to SPCA Humane Education Director Christine Davis, “Unlike many of our other readers, Patrick prefers to read to the cats in the caged areas. He realizes they are often not selected to be read to because they are in cages. Patrick feels they could use the enrichment and attention as well!”

Looking at this photo, we believe our gorgeous GRACIE agrees!

And check out what Patrick is reading to Gracie! Author Allison Gutknecht (Instagram: @AllisonPolkaDot) just released Pet Pals: Mitzy’s Homecoming, and graciously donated a signed copy to us!

Not only did Gracie give it the highest review possible…two paws up…but according to Christine, Patrick told us that HE is now creating a book, and he, too, would like to donate one to us when he finishes it! Allison’s gift has made many people and pets, today and in the future, very, very happy!

If you’re a parent or guardian of a child ages five through 16 who would like to read to shelter pets, read more about the SPCA’s Tale for Two Summer Reading Challenge right here >>

–Gina Lattuca, SPCA Chief Communications Officer