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Wisconsin City: No, a Kangaroo Is Not a Service Animal

May we suggest a nice dog?

(Newser) - Officials have changed a southeastern Wisconsin city's rules on service animals after a woman took a baby kangaroo into a McDonald's restaurant. The Beaver Dam Daily Citizen reports the city's Common Council voted 14-0 Monday night to define a service animal as a dog or miniature horse,... More »

Iraq Vet Cited Over His 14 'Therapy Ducks'

Ohio village has ordered him to get rid of them

(Newser) - A veteran who says he came home from Iraq with post-traumatic stress disorder and a major back injury is worried about losing the 14 ducks he has come to rely on. Darin Welker, 36, says the village of West Lafayette, Ohio, has ordered him to get rid of the ducks... More »

Pit Bull Loses Leg Saving Owner From Train

Rescued dog rescues Massachusetts woman

(Newser) - Pit bulls get a lot of bad press, but here's one that put her powerful jaws to good use. Lilly, an 8-year-old Massachusetts pit bull, saved her owner from an oncoming freight train after the woman passed out on railroad tracks late at night. Lilly managed to pull 54-year-old... More »

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