Gonzaga Univ. leaders consider restricting dogs in campus buildings

Gonzaga Univ. leaders consider restricting dogs in campus buildings

Gonzaga Univ. leaders consider restricting dogs in campus buildings

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by KREM.com

NWCN.com

Posted on December 4, 2013 at 7:13 PM

SPOKANE, Wash.--A Gonzaga University spokesman said the school is not contemplating banning dogs on campus regardless of rumors circulating on social media accounts.

GU leaders are considering changing a policy regarding animals being allowed in campus buildings according to Dave Sonntag who serves as Assistant Vice President of Markering and Communications.

School leaders will not comment if the possible policy change pertains to teachers bringing dogs to offices. Sonntag said he is not sure what caused the school to discuss policy change.  He stressed that the policy would not impact service animals.

“Gonzaga understands and upholds its responsibility to students and employees who require the assistance of an animal companion,” wrote Sonntag in an email to KREM 2 News. “For example, our policies were recently revised to accommodate emotional support animals in residence halls for students requiring their assistance.”

He said further policy revisions are under consideration to define the conditions under which animals  are allowed inside campus facilities. Sonntag assured KREM 2 News that if and when a policy change is completed, the campus community will be given ample notification.

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