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Business Policy and Procedure Manual
University of Missouri-Columbia
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
April 2010
Chapter 1
GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION
Section: 1:075
Pets on University Property

Pets on University Property

Individuals who bring pets on University property are subject to the following guidelines. For further information, please call the University Police (573) 882-7201.

Guidelines for Pets on University Property

All pets must be leashed and under the control of an adult. Except for service animals trained to assist persons with disabilities, all pets, which are unleashed, or leashed and unattended, on University property are subject to impoundment. A loose pet trailing a leash, or one tied to a fixed object, is not under the control of an adult. Pets left unattended in motor vehicles on University property are subject to the same rules and regulations if they become a nuisance or if the welfare of the animals is threatened.

Pets Permitted on Grounds, Not in Buildings

Pets on a leash and under the control of an adult are permitted on University grounds, but are not permitted within University buildings, except service animals trained to assist persons with disabilities and animals used in University laboratories or in veterinary clinics for official research, classroom or observation purposes (see BPPM 1:076 Service Animals). Dogs and other pets are not otherwise permitted within a University-owned or leased building.
  • Any pet found within a University-owned or leased building may be impounded. Impounded dogs or other pet may be reclaimed by the owner at the Central Missouri Humane Society (573) 443-3893 upon the payment in full of all costs incurred as a result of the impoundment, including any veterinary expenses.