Wisconsin woman kicked out of McDonald’s over kangaroo ‘service animal’
A Wisconsin woman was kicked out of McDonald’s last week after another customer complained about her therapy pet – a kangaroo.
Diana Moyer brought the baby kangaroo about 11:40 a.m. Friday into the McDonald’s in Beaver Dam, reported The Daily Cardinal.
Another customer called police to report the animal, saying it was not appropriate or safe for the kangaroo to be in the fast food restaurant.
Moyer claimed the kangaroo was a service animal and showed police a note from her doctor to back her assertion.
But officers told her that other customers felt unsafe with the animal there and asked her to leave.
Moyer’s husband admitted Tuesday to WISN-TV that the kangaroo was not a service animal but was a therapy pet for his wife as she battles cancer.
Therapy pets aren’t protected under disability laws, which allows dogs or miniature horses that are specifically trained to help disabled people.
Moyer and her husband keep five kangaroos at their home outside of Beaver Dam, where they moved following complaints about their exotic pets.
He said they often took “Jimmy,” the youngest kangaroo, out in public.
No citations were issued in the incident.
Watch this video report posted online by WISN-TV: