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Assistance animals on campus: Everything you could paws-itively need to know

Information about assistance animals doesn’t have to be confusing.

Disability practitioners report that they get a number of unusual and wonderful requests about bringing a range of animals on campus to support students. From dogs and cats to birds, rabbits, turtles and even snakes, the questions, queries, and creatures that arise can make it confusing to determine what is and isn’t appropriate.

But there is sufficient guidance in the law and established practice to provide clarity about the legal, practical and safety considerations of bringing animals on campus.

We’ve compiled this information to make it easy for you to understand and implement.

Read more about Service dogs, assistance animals and companion animals on campus and explore the Frequently Asked Questions for further information.