HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — An Alabama animal shelter is hoping that barks will subside to Bach with a new music system.

WAFF-TV reports the staff at Huntsville Animal Services tested a new sound system Wednesday to pipe in music to all animal areas with the hope of calming the animals.

Will Roberson with the shelter says the idea came from the community, which set up donations and found experts to help with the installation. Roberson says the city thus didn’t pay for the system, and a local sound company donated time and expertise for the installation.

The idea rests on several studies that suggest certain styles of music calm animals, leading to less barking, which can lead to more adoptions.

The shelter playlist features soft rock during the day and classical music at night.

Information from: WAFF-TV,

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