“Dear LA County I would like your approval if I can have a unicorn in my backyard if I can find one. Please send me a letter in response.”
Infuriatingly elusive creatures, unicorns. No one has yet succeeded in capturing one in return, despite the fact that they have caught the human imagination for thousands of years. But one Southern Californian girl doesn't care about that at all. In case she is the first to find and tame one of the enchanted and gorgeous creatures.A first-grader in Los Angeles County asked permission to keep a unicorn in her backyard. She requested that the department send her a response letter, and they duly obliged. They sent her a pre-approved unicorn licence, but they also gave her a stuffed unicorn with a heart-shaped pink licence fastened to its collar because they knew the fabled animal could be difficult to locate, according to CBS News.
The request was made in a letter to authorities on November 14 by a girl who only goes by the name Madeline, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control. She was courteous yet brief and direct. “Dear LA County I would like your approval if I can have a unicorn in my backyard if I can find one. Please send me a letter in response.” Just such a letter was written by Marcia Mayeda, the department's head, two weeks later. With limits, she was accepting Madeline's request, according to her reply dated Nov. 30. She would have to go by specific regulations in order to lawfully keep a unicorn and make sure her magical beast-turned-pet was well cared for.
They include giving the unicorn "regular access to sunlight, moonbeams, and rainbows," polishing its horn once a month with a soft cloth, and treating it to watermelon at least once a week. If Madeline chooses to bedazzle her mythical pet, she must ensure that any "sparkles or glitter used on the unicorn must be nontoxic and biodegradable to ensure the unicorn's good health." Before last month, according to Mayeda, who has worked for the department for 21 years, neither she nor any other mythological animal had ever had a request for a licence. Everyone was "just so touched and charmed and really thrilled with it" when Madeline's letter was delivered, according to Mayeda, via The Washington Post.
However, she added, "I'm referring them to the fire chief" if she receives a request for a dragon licence.Mayeda claimed that she and her coworkers frequently witness the cruel treatment of animals, including neglect and torture that can be fatal. They witness the appalling things that animals do to people, including vicious maulings that can occasionally be fatal. When an animal is found to be too sick or dangerous, they frequently have to make the difficult decision to put it to sleep. So Madeline's letter was a blessing, one that Mayeda and her coworkers have been encouraged by for weeks, she added.
Mayeda further said that, a portion of their happiness stems from how impressed they are by Madeline. Despite the fact that she is in first grade, she had no idea if she would be allowed to keep a unicorn. When her mother suggested that she might require some form of government authorization, the two of them looked out which organisation was in charge of providing pet permits and how to obtain one online. Madeline had written her request in an hour. To determine where to send it, the mother and daughter conducted additional research. “She’s got a bright future ahead of her,” she added. Madeline needs to go out and catch a unicorn now that she has obtained animal control's approval to keep one as a pet.