WESTBROOK, ME – OCTOBER 7: As Fiona Shea reads her book “D.W. Thinks Big” out loud, Jacob Lessard, center, and Fiona Shea, top right, listen and pet cats in the multi-cat room at the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland Wednesday, October 7, 2015. The trio are just some of the members of STRIVE, an organization dedicated to helping developmentally disabled young adults, who take part in a weekly Reading to Cats program at the shelter. For those who have difficulty reading in front of other people, reading to the cats is a soothing, lower pressure alternative to gain experience reading out loud. (Photo by Gabe Souza/Staff Photographer)

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