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Service Animal Owners Responsibilities

  • Keeping the service animal under their direct control at all times, such as by a harness, leash, or other tether; however, if the use of a harness, leash, or other tether interferes with the service animal's safe, effective performance of work or tasks, or if the owner's disability prevents the use of such devices, then the service animal must be under the owner's control through voice control, signals, or other effective means.
  • Ensuring the service animal does not disturb or disrupt normal academic or administrative functions.
  • Immediately cleaning up after the service animal and properly disposing of the service animal's waste or other debris.
  • Complying with any relevant city, county, and/or state license and leash laws while the service animal is on campus premises.
  • The owner is responsible for damage or injury caused by the service animal.
  • If the service animal is not under the owner's direct control or the service animal is disturbing or disrupting the normal administrative, academic processes, then the owner must first be given an opportunity to get the animal under control. If the disruption or disturbance continues, then the owner may be asked to remove the animal; or
  • If the presence, behavior, or actions of the service animal constitutes an immediate risk or danger to people or property, the owner can be asked to immediately remove the animal and 911 (emergency assistance) may be contacted.
     

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