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To assist with our volunteer retention, we will place our therapy dog teams within 20 minutes of their home. This makes it easier to get there every week or fortnight and our therapy dogs are bright & alert during their visits.
Kaye and her 3 year old Moodle, Matilda lived within walking distance of Cabrini Hospital in Malvern and often walked past. Kaye knew that her loveable little girl, Matilda could brighten the day of those inside.
At the start of the year, Matilda passed Delta assesssment with flying colours and all fell into place. She started visiting the acute care ward and Matilda worked her magic on patients and staff. This little bundle of joy is absolutely adored and both Kaye & Matilda get a lot out of each visit too.
Ironically, Kaye has now moved out of the area but enjoys visiting the Hospital so much, that this dynamic duo drive there each week to continue spreading the power of pet therapy.