A customer complained when Larry and Diana Moyer brought a small kangaroo into a local McDonald's. When police arrived and asked the couple to take the animal outside, Diane told them the kangaroo, named Jimmy, was a service animal. Diana even showed detective Ryan Klavekoske a doctor’s note for proof.
Raw Story reports officers didn’t budge, telling them diners didn’t feel safe and again asked them to leave. This time the couple acquiesced.
When WISN went to talk to the couple, Larry corrected the story. Jimmy isn’t a service animal, but his wife has cancer and keeps Jimmy as a therapy pet. “It's a friend for her,” Larry continued. “A companion and we have a little car seat and stroller,” he told the station.
“He's just a little guy, but you can touch him and pet him," Larry said.
According to WISN, the Moyers own five kangaroos. Larry says they often take the youngest one, Jimmy, out into public.
McDonald's sent WISN 12 News a statement saying, "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."
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