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Therapy kangaroo used to help veterans

Utah Red Cross to honor red kangaroo named Charlie

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Red Cross plans to honor a red kangaroo that works as a therapy animal at a Salt Lake City veterans home. 

Charlie visits patients on a daily basis at William E.Chirstoffersen Veterans home. The year-old kangaroo also visits special education classes and hospice care facilities. 

The red kangaroo only weighs about 30 pounds, but is expected to reach about 5 feet 2 inches and 125 pounds. 

Charlie is expected to be honored for his work with veterans during a special ceremony next month.