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Service Animals

The College of Western Idaho recognizes and supports the assistance a trained service animal can provide a student with a disability. In order for a service animal to be allowed on campus, certain conditions must be met. Please see below.

What is a "Service Animal?"

A Service Animal means any guide dog, signal dog, or other 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 with impaired hearing to intruders or sounds, providing minimal protection or rescue work, pulling a wheelchair, or fetching dropped items.

Documentation for a Service Animal

Documentation is not required under the ADA for a Service Animal. The college may ask if the animal is a Service Animal and/or what tasks the animal has been trained to perform. Other than these two basic questions, we are not allowed to ask for any specifics pertaining to someone’s Service Animal.

A student with a disability can be asked to remove their animal if it is out of control and/or if the animal’s owner does not take effective action to control it. Also, if the animal poses a direct threat to the health and safety of others, they may be asked to leave. Each of these will be on a case by case basis.

Companion Animals

Animals that are used for the expressed purpose of companionship (pets) or emotional support/therapy dogs DO NOT qualify as service animals. Even though they may provide a benefit to the student, they do not provide a service and will not be allowed on campus. Requests for service animals at the College of Western Idaho will be reviewed on case by case bases. It is the student’s responsibility to supply the required information to CWI to establish this accommodation.

Responsibilities of a Student with a Service Animal

The student will assume full responsibility for the care and management of their service animal. This will include, but is not limited to, food, water and shelter, managing the animal behavior on campus and in the community, animals’ health and wellness, and disposal of animal waste in an appropriate manner. The service animal will be viewed by the campus as an extension of the student and therefore subject to the code of conduct of the college. No animal is permitted to roam free. Animals must be leashed in public on a leash’s no longer than 10 feet unless they’re in a car or under the control of a competent attendant. Animals running free are subject to impoundment. Violations of the code of conduct will follow established procedures of the college as indicated in the student handbook.

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Coordinator, Student Disability Services
  • Ada Campus