NORTH RIDGEVILLE, OH – It’s not every day you hear about a kangaroo getting loose and wandering around town, but that’s exactly what happened on Friday.
"We have no idea how he got out, everything was locked and the fences are eight feet high, so it's kind of a mystery,” said Candice Phillips.
She owns Foster and said someone spotted him on Lorain Road and immediately called police.
Three officers were then sent to the area to grab him and bring him back home. Fortunately, no one got hurt during the process.
"We were very scared, but we're so grateful to the police officers that actually took the time and care to handle him, they weren't afraid and we are just so lucky that they are so kind,” she said.
Foster is now resting back at the farm, he couldn’t appear on camera because he’s still a little shaken up. Phillips said kangaroos can stress easily, so he needs some space.
"His health comes first, so we just want to make sure he's doing okay,” she said.
Foster’s story has gotten a lot of attention on social media, and a very famous Cav’s player also somehow got brought into the mix. People on twitter were joking that maybe the kangaroo belonged to Matthew Dellavedova, who is originally from Australia.
Of course, with attention does come some criticism. Phillips wants people to know that Foster is well taken care of, and that’s the case for all her animals at the farm, she said she loves each and every one of them.
"All I can tell you is that we do the best we can with what we have and we're not going to stop doing what we love just because someone else thinks it shouldn't be allowed,” she said.