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Manual of Operational Memoranda for Brookhaven College

District Reference: *BE,CHA No.VIII - D
Subject: Animals on Campus

Animals are permitted inside Brookhaven College buildings with specific approval of College Police.

Brookhaven College will permit animals on campus for persons who are participating in college-sponsored classes or events involving the training or showing of specified animals, and for persons using service animals in compliance with Federal Law.

Service Animal Guidelines & Procedures

Brookhaven College seeks to accommodate persons with disabilities who need the assistance of service animals. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines a service animal as any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability.” Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Pub. L. 93-112, 87 Stat. 394 (29 U.S.C. 794), as amended).  The Disability Support Services (DSS) Office is responsible for implementing these procedures with students and the Human Resources Department is responsible for implementing these procedures with employees.  

Persons using service animals will comply with the following:

  1. Service animals must be leashed while on college property unless performing training services for the owner and must be under the handler’s control.
  2. Owners are responsible for cleaning and caring for their service animal and removing animal waste.

Removal of service animals

  1. A service animal may be removed from college property if the animal is out of control and the animal's handler does not take effective action to control it.

Brookhaven College complies with Ordinance 776 City of Farmers Branch which covers dogs without leashes, which states in part:

SECTION 3. Dogs not to run at large.

No owner of any dog shall allow said dog to run at large or be outside of or off the owner’s premises whether vaccinated or not unless said dog shall be on a leash as defined herein.

SECTION 8. Impounding and Redemption of Dogs

It shall be the duty of the Chief of Police or any other police officer or employee of the City to apprehend and impound or cause to be impounded in the City Pound provided for that purpose any dog found loose or at large or otherwise acting in any manner prohibited by this ordinance. The owner of any dog so impounded shall have three (3) days (excluding Sunday) in which to redeem such dog by paying a redemption fee of $10.00 plus any expenses for maintenance incurred during such period. If said dog shall not be redeemed within this specified time, the Chief of Police or other authorized officers or employee shall dispose of such dog in any manner appearing to him to be expeditious and proper, but when expedient and without additional expense to the City, he shall give said dogs to persons, schools, or other organizations desiring to take them for humane or scientific purposes.

SECTION 11. Penalty

Any owner or other person violating any provisions of this ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be punished by a fine of not less than $10.00 nor more than $2,000.00 and each and every day such violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.