"Chica brings a smile to both patients and staff," says her owner Helen.
"She gives me the opportunity to have conversations about the pleasure and companionship pets give, detracting for a little while from the challenges patients are facing. She happily sits on a lap or on a bed, and loves to be stroked and given a treat as a reward."
Helen is one of the many incredible volunteers who give their time to Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice. Read some of their inspiring stories by clicking on the link below.