Broken Arrow City Council Delays Decision On Injured Kangaroo

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 4:04 pm
By: News On 6

BROKEN ARROW, Oklahoma -- A Broken Arrow woman who has been taking care of an injured kangaroo named Irwin may have to give him up.

A Broken Arrow city code prohibits citizens from owning wild and exotic animals.

Christie Carr adopted the one-year-old kangaroo from a facility she volunteered at. Irwin broke his neck in an accident a few months ago and Carr has been nursing the kangaroo back to health in her Broken Arrow home.

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Carr is asking the Broken Arrow city Council for an exemption to the code.

Carr said the council considered the item at Tuesday's meeting, but delayed a decision until next month.