Banned: A Kangaroo Walks Into a McDonald's

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Thanks to a new vote, citizens in Beaver Dam, Wis. can only use dogs and miniature horses as service pets. No kangaroos allowed. (Photo: Thinkstock)

A woman and a kangaroo walk into McDonald's…

No, this isn’t the beginning of a joke. It’s a real incident that spurred a new law in a small Wisconsin town. 

In a 14-0 vote, officials in Beaver Dam, Wis. have decided to change the definition of a service animal after a woman took a baby kangaroo into a McDonald's.

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A few months ago, the woman walked into the fast food restaurant with the animal wrapped in a blanket, and tucked in a car seat. When questioned, she stated that the kangaroo was a therapy animal needed to help her cope with emotional distress.

After the vote, the city’s Common Council has decided to define a service animal as a dog or miniature horse. 

Local police will now be allowed to cite people who use other furry friends, like kangaroos, as service animals. 

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