7.2 Animals on Campus
|Approved By: ||President|
|Original Approval Date: ||November 9, 1992|
|Date of Most Recent Review/Revision: ||November 23, 2000|
|Office of Accountability: ||Vice-President: Finance & Administration|
|Administrative Responsibility: ||Environmental/Occupational Health & Safety Office|
The University regulates the presence of pets and other animals in University buildings and on campus grounds in order to maintain sanitation and health regulations as well as to reduce the risk of personal injury.
All animals on campus are regulated according to the guidelines of the Canadian Council on Animal Care - Guide to the Care and Use of Experimental Animals Volume 1 and Volume II, and the Government of Ontario Animals for Research Act, Revised Statutes of Ontario, 1990, Chapter A.22. These regulations are supervised and enforced by the Veterinary Services Board of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs.
A. Animals in University Buildings1. Animals are excluded from all university buildings including residences. Animals shall not be brought into any university building, even when under restraint of a leash or other control.
2. This exclusion does not apply to special needs dogs or to animals housed in laboratory areas for research purposes.
B. Pets on Campus Grounds1. Pets are not permitted to run loose on campus. Pets brought on campus should be properly licensed under the appropriate municipal by-law and restrained by means of a leash or other control at all times.
2. Any violation of these regulations with regard to pets should be reported to Security immediately.
C. Animals for ResearchIn keeping with the federal and provincial regulations and statutes, the university has an Animal Care Committee responsible to the dean of graduate studies and research to review all research protocols prior to animals being obtained for research purposes. This committee monitors the use and care of all animals on campus. (See university policy 11.5 Use of Animals in Research, Testing, and Teaching.)