CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header
CBS DFW WEATHER APP: iPhone App Store | Android App Coming Soon | More Information

Local

Texas Family Allowed To Keep Baby Kangaroo

View Comments

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

625x352 thrill eng preview Texas Family Allowed To Keep Baby KangarooWin A Trip To Disneyland!

82641739 10 Texas Family Allowed To Keep Baby KangarooHottest Sunbathers Of The Summer

451506504 Texas Family Allowed To Keep Baby KangarooJennifer Lopez Bikini Pic Is HOT

 alt=What Did Jerry Jones Say?

 alt=Musicians Then And Now

Fantasy_tile

VOTE: Best Coaches In American Sports

SPRING (AP) - A suburban Houston homeowners association has rescinded orders that a family get rid of a kangaroo that’s become the beloved companion of a 16-year-old girl with Down syndrome.

The Houston Chronicle reports The Estates of Legend Ranch Homeowners Association wrote to Nick and Jeni Dreis last week to demand removal of Mike, the 6-month-old red kangaroo that’s their 16-year-old daughter Kayla’s pet.

Amid intense Internet publicity, the HOA board reversed itself. Spokesman Jeff Crilley says it was “unaware that the kangaroo was being used for therapy purposes.”

Nevertheless, Crilley said the board expects the family will “be working in good faith to find a more suitable home for the animal.”

The family intends to keep Mike for a year before moving him to a wildlife park they’re planning.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Also Check Out:

View Comments