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Dogs and other animals, except for police dogs, certified service and guide animals used by individuals with disabilities, and animals authorized for participation in College instructional programs for teaching or research purposes, are not permitted in campus buildings.
A domestic animal has been trained or adapted to living in a human environment. Such animals include but are not limited to dogs, cats, birds, rabbits and other types of household pets.
Service animals are individually trained and certified to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. For example, a Guide Dog is trained as a guide for a blind person.
Wild or feral animals
A feral animal is a once-domestic animal that has reverted to an untamed state.
A wild animal is a non-domesticated animal living in its natural habitat.
Wild or feral animals that are a potential risk, represent a hazard, cause property damage, create a nuisance, or otherwise pose a potential conflict for humans are to be reported to the Manager of Facilities Services or campus security, who will ensure that follow up is coordinated with appropriate animal/wildlife rescue agencies. Wild or feral animals kept as pets are not permitted on campus.
Questions or concerns may be directed to the Director, Safety, Security & Risk Management or the Director of Facilities Services.