Furry friends provide support for hospital patients

FURRY COMPANIONSHIP: Pet therapy volunteers Chris Vine, Kath Shanks and Ian Mallard join regional health director Ngaire Buchanan and volunteer coordinator Amy Watt at Mount Gambier Hospital, along with fellow volunteers Laurie Berne, Michele Gurney (front) and Lea Clark, who proudly show their pooches. Pictures: SANDRA MORELLO

A TEAM of friendly furry pooches and their owners is helping to bring smiles to the faces of patients at Mount Gambier Hospital as they struggle through chemotherapy or post surgery.

Whether it is a paw to shake or a floppy ear to


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