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Beaver Dam ordinance would restrict service animals after woman brought kangaroo into restaurant

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BEAVER DAM (WKOW) -- City officials in Beaver Dam are trying to pass an unusual ordinance concerning kangaroos.

That's after resident Diana Moyer brought her kangaroo Jimmy inside a McDonald's restaurant in February. Moyer claims Jimmy is a therapy pet and helped her get through cancer. The city counters Jimmy isn't a service animal and wants Moyer to leave him at home.

Moyer says, "They're definitely targeting me and they're picking on me because I'm disabled and I don't think it's very fair."

Beaver Dam's new proposal falls in line with the Americans with Disabilities Act that says only dogs and miniature horses with special training can be service animals. The city said it's redefining the ordinance so officers know how they should respond to the situation. The Beaver Dam City Council will vote on the ordinance June 1st.

Moyer says if the ordinance passes she will still take Jimmy out in public.
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