28 Feb '16, 2pm

Dogs and Horses Can Be Service Animals, But Not Kangaroos

Dogs and Horses Can Be Service Animals, But Not Kangaroos

A woman with a kangaroo walks into a restaurant. Sounds like the beginning of a joke. But it actually happened. Last year a woman attempted to pass off a baby kangaroo as a service animal in a Wisconsin McDonald’s. The city council ended up voting (14-0) to define a service animal as a dog or miniature horse. But newsflash—that’s already the law, according to the federal government. Here is the U.S. law concerning service animals as it is written: “The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 2010 Regulations define a service animal as any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. Other species of animals, whether wild or domestic, trained or untrained, are not service animals for the purposes of this definition. If they ...

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