Children at Crumlin Children's Hospital in Dublin are getting the chance to get a visit from their very own pet.
A new €100,000 facility will allow cats and dogs visit sick kids, with work starting at the holding kennels at the hospital today.
It's expected the new Cian's Kennels will be up and running by mid to late February.
Monday January 10th is a RED LETTER day for sick children from every county in Ireland - as we unveil details of a brilliant new initiative to bring their pets to see them in hospital at @jobswithCHI Crumlin. Stay tuned today please pic.twitter.com/wsjcxDwg0K
— Cian's Kennels (@CiansKennels) January 9, 2022
The initiative were inspired by a former patient, Cian Neary, who died from Lymphoma.
🐾 A new centre at Crumlin Children’s Hospital will mean patients can soon get a visit from their own dog or cat @CiansKennels was set up in memory of 15 year old Cian Neary who died from a rare form of lymphoma in 2019 & loved visiting his dog Cooper during treatment pic.twitter.com/UEFoVuPKKz
— Stephen Murphy (@StephenMNews) January 10, 2022
His mother Evelyn said Cian would visit their puppy, Cooper, every day.
The Neary's are from Longford and kept their family pet in a kennels in Dublin during Cian's illness.
The family have been working to bring pets to sick children, to brighten their day.