The Natchitoches Animal Shelter, located at 450 Fairgrounds Road, held a Tales to Tails Program Nov. 20. Over 20 residents and children came to read books, which were provided by the Natchitoches Parish Library’s Book Mobile. While reading books, they also helped socialize some of the dogs at the shelter. The cats got some attention too! The shelter plans on holding more of these events in warmer weather in 2019. But don’t worry if you missed this one. The public can volunteer to socialize the shelter animals at any time during the year. The public is also encouraged to come out and find a pet to adopt! Also, donations are always accepted for blankets, toys, Pedigree dog food and dog houses. For more information call 318-357-3885.