CALS Policy Title: Dogs and Cats on CALS Agricultural Stations, Farms, and Animal Facilities.

Policy:

Per UWS 18.08(1)(b)i, the presence of dogs, cats and other pets is prohibited on all university lands not described in par. (a) unless the animal is on a leash which is physically controlled by the individual responsible for the animal, except as authorized by the chief administrative officer. Dogs are not allowed in CALS animal facilities without prior written approval of the chancellor or designee.ii This prohibition includes “working dogs” unless prior written approval is obtained. Cats owned by the university may be used for rodent control under veterinary supervision and care and are exempted from the restraint requirement. All dogs and cats allowed under this policy must be current with appropriate vaccinations as determined by the CALS Animal Care and Use Committee senior program veterinarian.

This policy is to be provided to renters of CALS-owned residences located on CALS agricultural stations, farms, and animal facilities upon occupancy of those residences.




i UWS 18.08(1)(b): Personal conduct prohibitions / Animals
The presence of dogs, cats and other pets is prohibited on all university lands not described in par. (a) unless the animal is on a leash which is physically controlled by the individual responsible for the animal, except as authorized by the chief administrative officer.

Par. (a) reads “The presence of dogs, cats, and other pets is prohibited in all university buildings and in arboretums at all times except as authorized by the chief administrative officer. The chief administrative officer may also prohibit the presence of dogs, cats, and other pets on other designated university lands.”

ii The Dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, as designee of the Chancellor, further delegates the approval authority to the CALS Animal Care and Use Committee.

History:

Adopted 14 July 2003; revised February 2012 to reflect changes in state statutes made August 2009; rereviewed August 2015