Keene State College Pet Policy
Pets, with the exception of fish kept in an aquarium or fish bowl, are not permitted in Keene State College facilities. Pets are also prohibited from the campus unless they are attended to and under the full control of their owner. Pets may not be left alone tied, chained, or otherwise attached to trees, poles, fences, bulletin boards, or other stationary objects. Pet owners will be responsible for all costs involved in removing unattended pets. Pet owners are required to clean up after their pets.
This policy differentiates “service animals” from “pets.” A service animal, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), is “any animal individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including, but not limited to, guiding individuals with impaired vision, alerting individuals who are hearing impaired to intruders or sounds, providing minimal protection or rescue work, pulling a wheelchair, or fetching dropped items.” Service animals are permitted in facilities, but must be under the full control of their handlers, be in good health, and not be unruly, disruptive, or threatening. The care and supervision of a service animal is sole the responsibility of its handler.