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Housing & Residential Living

Animals on Campus

Definition: Animal--for these purposes, any species that is not human.

Applicable Public Law. Any person bringing an animal(s) onto the property of Carleton College should be aware that the City Code of Northfield applies to their visit. Please refer to Part II, Chapter 10, Article II, 10-31 through 10-98.

Animals in Buildings. No animals are allowed in any Carleton College buildings including academic, administrative, and residential buildings that the College owns with the exception of research animals used in the work of College departments. Faculty, staff, or students may not pet-sit or invite an animal into College housing. The following are exempt from this policy because of their required long-term residential nature: Nutting House, Headley House, Headley Cottage, Hilton House, Seecomb, and all Area Director apartments, currently located in Severance, Musser, Watson, Myers, Cassat, and Goodhue.

Animals on the Grounds. Animals must be leashed and under the direct control of their owner. Animals running freely will be reported to the City of Northfield Animal Control Officer for pickup as provided for in the City Code. Animals that are tied up and unattended are not under the direct control of their owner and will be reported to the City of Northfield Animal Control Officer for pickup as provided for in the City Code.

Animals that are left in their owner's vehicle will be reported to the City of Northfield Animal Control Officer for pickup as provided for in the City Code if they appear to be under duress from heat, inadequate ventilation, or severe cold.

All animal feces must be picked up and properly disposed of by the associated owner.

Service Animals. Service animals are legally defined (Americans With Disabilities Act) and are trained to meet disability-related needs of their handlers. Federal laws protect the rights of individuals with disabilities to be accompanied by their service animals in public places.

Public Safety. Persons who wish to report violations of this policy may call Carleton College Security at x4444.

Last revised July 1, 2009
Keywords: animal, pet, service
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