- A service animal will be the full responsibility of its handler and shall be always under the control of its handler, whether by harness, leash, voice control, signals, or other effective means;
- the handler of a service animal is solely responsible for appropriate care of the animal and for complying with state and local requirements regarding vaccinations (the service animal must wear a valid vaccination tag), as well as state and local requirements regarding licensure and leash control;
- the service animal’s handler is responsible for prompt and thorough clean up and disposal of animal waste in a closed container and appropriate trash bin;
- a service animal handler is solely responsible for the care and supervision of the service dog. The handler needs to be sure that the animal is kept clean and that the service animal is regularly bathed, groomed and treated for fleas and ticks;
- the handler of a service animal will be solely responsible for any damage to the property of the College or other individuals caused by the service animal;
- Centre College may require a service animal to be removed from campus for any of the following:
- (a) the animal is out of control and the animal’s handler does not take effective action to control it;
- (b) the animal’s handler is mistreating or neglecting the animal;
- (c) or the animal is not housebroken.
Further, consistent with federal and state law, a service animal may be excluded from a campus facility or program if its presence poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others, fundamentally alters the nature of a program or activity, or would result in substantial damage to property. Decisions to remove a service animal from campus will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Note: Centre College may prohibit the use of service animals in certain locations (“restricted areas”) due to health or safety restrictions (such as food preparation areas), where service animals may be in danger, or where their use may compromise the integrity of research (such as chemistry labs). Exceptions to restricted areas may be granted on a case-by-case basis by the Director of Public Safety and/or program chair responsible for the restricted area, as most appropriate.