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'Therapy Kangaroo' Gets Woman Booted From Wisconsin McDonald's

By    |   Wednesday, 04 Feb 2015 01:17 PM

A woman's "therapy kangaroo" got her kicked out of a McDonald's in Wisconsin on Tuesday, with police arriving on the scene to find her and her husband carrying the animal in an infant car seat.

"While it’s an unusual call, we certainly handled it in an appropriate manner, going in and ultimately getting what we'd like to get: voluntary compliance with the ordinance," Beaver Dam police Detective Ryan Klavekoske told WISN after the couple left voluntarily.

"There was not a reason for arrests or other citations issued," he added.

Klavekoske said that the couple, Diana and Larry Moyer, are relatively well known around town for raising several kangaroos at their home.

When asked about the incident, Larry explained that his wife has cancer, and that she uses the small kangaroo as a comfort animal.

"He's just a little guy, but you can touch him and pet him," he said of the kangaroo, who they named Jimmy.

"It's a friend for her, a companion, and we have a little car seat and stroller."

Local statutes regarding service animals only permit dogs and miniature horses to be assigned to the disabled, so Jimmy was in violation of the restaurant's health codes.

McDonald's released a statement in response to the incident, saying it remains committed to those with special needs.

"We are aware a customer called the authorities regarding this incident, who then investigated and took the steps to resolve the situation. Our policy is to make our restaurants accessible to all customers, including those with disabilities and special needs," it read.
 

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A woman's "therapy kangaroo" got her kicked out of a McDonald's in Wisconsin on Tuesday, with police arriving on the scene to find her and her husband carrying the animal in an infant car seat.
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