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21.5. Pets on University Property

Definition

Ordinance No. 3 - Control of Pets: A regulation to prohibit the bringing or keeping of animals including dogs, cats, birds, rats, mice, monkeys, gerbils, and rabbits on University property

General Information

To view the policy regarding pets on University property in its entirety, refer to the Board of Control Policy Manual, Chapter 20.3. Ordinance No. 3 - Control of Pets, or its Web site.

Policy

No person shall bring, keep, or possess any animal (including but not limited to, any dog, cat, bird, rat, mouse, monkey, gerbil, reptile, or rabbit) on any property owned, possessed, held, or controlled by the Michigan Technological University Board of Control in Houghton County, Michigan, except:

  1. Guide, Leader, Hearing or Service Dogs or Service Animals certified by an accredited school or State approved trainer, when used by a qualified individual with a disability, in compliance with State or Federal law;
  2. Animals owned, or possessed and maintained by Michigan Technological University for educational or research purposes; or
  3. Specific exceptions authorized by the provost and vice president for academic affairs.

Any violation of this ordinance is a misdemeanor under Michigan law.

History
Prior: 02/19/2001
Adopted: 05/04/2007 Replaced the reference to Guide Dogs with one including other Service Animals as defined by Michigan and Federal laws, regulations and guidelines, and changed Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs title to Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
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