Answered By: John Kissinger Last Updated: May 08, 2019 Views: 5
Service animals are permitted in college facilities including the library.Therapy/emotional support/companion animals are not. Feel free to contact the library if you have more questions about this or contact the CCGA Office of Disabilities.
SERVICE ANIMALS POLICY (Page 10 of CCGA Office of Disabilities Student Hand Book)
In accordance with State Law, service animals assisting students with disabilities are permitted in all facilities of the college.
Technically speaking, 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, providing minimal rescue or protection work, pulling a wheelchair or fetching dropped items. Therapy or companion animals are NOT service animals and are not covered under the ADA. To be permitted on campus, a guide dog must be specifically trained to perform a service function. Furthermore, the animal should wear a harness, cape, identification tag or other gear that readily identifies its working status. Guide dogs whose behavior poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others may be excluded regardless of training or certification.