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article 2—general policies and regulations

Part 4. University Property and Facilities—In General

§ 2-401 Pets and Animals on University Property

(a) All dogs must be leashed and under the control of an individual. All dogs that are unleashed, or unattended if leashed, on University property may be impounded.

(b) Dogs on a leash and under the control of an individual are permitted on University grounds but are not permitted within University buildings. A loose dog trailing a leash, or one tied to a fixed object, is not under the control of an individual.

(c) Except for seeing-eye dogs, service animals, and animals in use in University laboratories or in veterinary clinics for official research, classroom, or observation purposes, dogs and other pets are not permitted within a University-owned or -leased building. Any unauthorized dog found within a University-owned or -leased building may be impounded. Single-family residential properties owned by the University are exempted from this requirement.

(d) Impounded dogs or other pets may be reclaimed by the owner upon the payment in full of all costs incurred as a result of the impoundment, including any veterinary expenses.  The Champaign County Animal Services Facility, 210 S. Art Bartell Road, Urbana, IL 61802 (384‑3798) is the agency designated by the University for pick-up and impoundment of pets found in University buildings or on the campus.

(e) The owners of impounded dogs with identification or registration tags will be notified, if possible. Owners of dogs that are without means of identification may inquire at the University Police Station for information regarding impoundments.

(f) State of Illinois regulations require owners or managers of public food-service establishments to exclude dogs, cats, and other animal pets from such premises. Service dogs are excepted.  When such pets are found in a University food-service area, they will be impounded.

(g) Those who have a concern about a particular dog should contact 9‑911; those who wish to inquire about a dog that may have been impounded should call the University Police Station, 333‑8911. Those with questions regarding the implementation of this policy should call the Executive Director of the Division of Public Safety, 333‑1216.