February 4, 2015 12:24 PM EST

A couple who brought their pet kangaroo to a McDonald’s in Beaver Dam, Wis. had to leave after a customer called the police and complained, 12 News reports.

“Jimmy” is one of five kangaroos that Larry Moyer and his wife Diana own, and Larry told 12 News that Diana uses the exotic animal as a “therapy pet” as she battles cancer. He says they take the animal out in public all of the time and admits it does attract attention.

“It’s just kind of a friend for her, basically, a companion,” he told 12 News. “We have a little car seat and a stroller.”

In a statement to the news station, McDonald’s said, “Our policy is to make our restaurants accessible to all customers, including those with disabilities and special needs.”

Write to Olivia B. Waxman at olivia.waxman@time.com.

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