Ohio UniversitySUPERCEDED Administration Policy and Procedure

44.120:  Animals and Animal Pets

SUPERCEDED on March 17, 2009

Current Version


Status:

Approved on January 21, 2005Signatures and dates
on archival copy

Effective:

when approved 

Initiated by:

Charles Hart
Director of Environmental Health and Safety
 

Reviewed by:

Herman ("Butch") Hill, Chair
Policy and Procedure Review Committee
 

Endorsed by:

Larry Corrigan
Interim Vice President for Administration and Finance
 

Approved by:

Kathy Krendl
Interim Provost
 


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Purpose

To describe the limitations relative to animals and animal pets in Ohio University-owned buildings and vehicles.


Policy

Animals and animal pets are generally not permitted within Ohio University buildings or vehicles. The only exceptions to this prohibition are:

  1. Animals used in current teaching, research, and clinical activities, as approved by the Office of Research Compliance;

  2. Assistive or service animals for persons with disabilities, or those animals being trained for such a purpose, as defined and approved by law;

  3. Fish in an aquarium of a capacity of 50 gallons or less (larger sizes must be approved by the Department of Environmental Health and Safety);

  4. Animals required by law (e.g. patrol dogs accompanying police or security officers);

  5. Occasional exceptions may also be made for senior Residence Life staff who are required to live on campus, with approval from the Director of Environmental Health and Safety and the Director of Residence Life.


Procedures

None.


Reviewers

Proposed revisions of this policy should be reviewed by:

  1. Policy and Procedure Review Committee

  2. Vice President for Research

  3. Vice President for Student Affairs

  4. Director of Residence Life

  5. Dean of Students


Forms

There are no forms that are specific to this policy.


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Dick Piccard revised this file (http://www.ohiou.edu/policy/s44-120.html) on March 18, 2009.

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