A safety risk? What, of being too adorable? We know, we know: Adult kangaroos can get pretty massive and strong, but Irwin is different. According to MSNBC, his injury left him partially paralyzed and unable to stand or walk on his own, although he can hop with a little help. (Awwwww!) Carr fought for Irwin, who is certified as a therapy pet under the Americans with Disabilities Act, and went before the council to argue her case. “Irwin is my life,” she told the council at a recent meeting, according to MSNBC. “He’s given me strength.”
And they say the council’s heart grew three sizes that day, because they turned around and voted unanimously to grant Carr an exotic animal exemption that allows her to keep Irwin within Broken Arrow city limits. She’ll have to inform any neighbors of Irwin’s presence, but we see that as a draw, not a detraction. Can’t you just imagine? “Yes, this house comes with a two-car garage, three bedrooms and an awesome kangaroo next door.” Sold!