02 Apr '11, 4am

Oklahoma woman determined to keep disabled kangaroo she named Irwin.

Oklahoma woman determined to keep disabled kangaroo she named Irwin.

Christie Carr first met Irwin, a red kangaroo, at an animal sanctuary near Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Carr, who suffers from depression, had volunteered there on the advice of her therapist. A week later, Irwin (who is named for Australian animal expert Steve Irwin) ran into a fense, fractured his neck, and suffered severe brain damage. Carr volunteered to take him home and developed a bond with Irwin, who is now officially certified as a therapy pet under the Americans with Disabilities Act . However, officials in Broken Aware have some, if not many, concerns about what might happen if Irwin were to regain full mobility. Currently, his veterinarian, Dr. Lesleigh Cash Warren, does not think Irwin will grow to more than 50 pounds due to his accident, noting that 'Irwin cannot be judged as any normal kangaroo......He is a unique animal due to his disabilities and will require a...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/animal-welfare/blog/okla-woma...

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