11-year-old Evan Bisnauth is this year's ASPCA Kid of the Year because of his efforts to help socialize shelter dogs at Animal Care Centers of NYC. Every weekend, Evan goes to the shelter and reads to them!
Many dogs can get stressed in a shelter environment full of tons of strange scents and sounds — but reading to them can help soothe the anxious or scared pups.
“I can almost immediately see the impact and how they react to me reading to them. They start to get calm and quiet and some even fall asleep.”
He also creates funny animations of the dogs to help them get adopted.