(HawaiiNewsNow) - In August 2008, Indy, a retired show dog was flown from Makawao to his new owner, Liane Otsuka here on Oahu. After numerous hours of training, Indy passed the American Kennel Club Good Citizen test and Tripler medical and Temperament Training to become a certified therapy dog. Indy visits patients, families and hospital staff. He even participated in traumatic brain injury group therapy sessions at Tripler Army Medical Center.
Indy spends over 400 volunteer hours on Red Cross and other activities.
With Liane's help and leadership, Indy is this year's choice for the American Red Cross of Hawaii's Animal Hero!