OUTRAGEOUS! Woman with kangaroo asked to leave Beaver Dam McDonald’s

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BEAVER DAM (AP) — A Beaver Dam police officer says he’s quite certain he’s never responded to a call like the one he handled recently at a McDonald’s restaurant.

Officer Rich Dahl responded to an anonymous complaint about a woman who brought a kangaroo into McDonald’s. Dahl said Tuesday the woman had the baby kangaroo wrapped in a blanket and tucked in an infant car seat.

Dahl says when he confronted the woman she explained the kangaroo was a service animal to help her cope with emotional distress and she produced a letter from a doctor.

The officer says the woman was upset at first, but then agreed to leave the restaurant. Dahl says he doesn’t know if a kangaroo would qualify as a service animal under the law, but he says he’s glad he didn’t have to find out.

Wanda Haltek from McDonald’s issued the following statement on this case:

“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, in compliance with all laws and regulations.  At McDonald’s, we strive to provide a great restaurant experience for every customer.”

12 comments

  • dancing in the ruins

    they were afraid people would realize that the kangaroos smells just like their burgers and put 2 and 2 together

    • REAGAN 84

      LOL!! I remember the “old” slogan/commercial from the 70’s “You deserve a break today at Mcdonald’s

  • kyle e

    Kangaroo is a little ridiculous, but glad they allow service animals in.. I know how comforting they can be.. A German Shepherd can make a PTSD/ chronic anxiety patient feel normal and secure, but honestly didn’t know you could legally own a kangaroo

  • bobby57

    “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, in compliance with all laws and regulations. At McDonald’s, we strive to provide a great restaurant experience for every customer.”
    Blatant discrimination here by McDonalds. What have they got against kangaroos??? Do they think the kangaroo was going to challenge people to a boxing match???

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