Labradoodle helps vets going through Indiana court program

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Herald Review on 11/28/2020 by Kim Dunlap

Howard County Superior Court II Judge Brant Parry stood in his courtroom last week and looked around like he had lost something.

“You want to see her?” he asked, still looking around the mostly empty room.

A few moments later, a brown fluff of fur came bounding through an open back door, prompting instant smiles on all the faces sitting nearby.

Her name’s Kadence, and she’s an 11-month-old chocolate Labradoodle.

But she’s no ordinary dog, Parry is quick to point out.

Purchased through a grant from the state of Indiana, Kadence — KD for short — is the new therapy dog for Howard County’s problem solving courts like Veterans Court and Mental Health Court.

She also helps the probation department and juvenile programs too.