http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-1724542,00.html this link takes you to the story The NHS in Lewisham are giving the sickies money (Â£1,000) to buy a pet and the things that go with it. What a conplete waste of money, the arguement to back this up is that it helps them stay out of hospital and/or get better. This is where the 24p question must be asked surely? First benefits, houses, contents and now they even buy your pooch!!! What is this country coming too?!