A woman brought her kangaroo into a McDonald's, then was asked to leave


Customers at a Wisconsin McDonald's called police last week after a woman brought a baby kangaroo into the restaurant.

"[She] had indeed brought a small kangaroo, about a one-foot in size kangaroo, inside of a child's car seat," Ryan Klavekoske, of the Beaver Dam Police Department, told TMJ4 News.

The person who called police said they didn't feel it was appropriate or safe for the kangaroo to be in the restaurant, the Beaver Dam Daily Citizen reports, and when officials arrived they asked her to leave.

Diana Moyer, who along with her husband owns five kangaroos just outside of Beaver Dam, told police it was her therapy pet as she battles cancer, WISN says.

She wasn't given a ticket.

Jimmy the kangaroo

The Moyers often take their youngest marsupial, Jimmy, out in public, WISN notes. Klavekoske told TMJ4 News the Moyers are well known around the city and police have dealt with them before under similar circumstances.

Beaver Dam municipal code doesn't allow "wild animals" – including domesticated kangaroos – to be pets or service animals.

Wanda Haltek of McDonald's released a statement on the issue to The Associated Press in which she said McDonald's is aware a customer called police, who then resolved the situation, adding it's their policy to make sure restaurants are accessible to all customers.

The restaurant chain has faced lawsuits in the past for not serving people with service animals.

Listen to the caller's 911 call below:

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