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Animals On Campus: Policy & Liability
Adherence to This Policy Is Not Optional
January 18, 2012
The Foothill-De Anza Community College District (FHDA) prohibits animals from district-operated buildings, except for therapy animals, service animals necessary for disability access such as guide dogs, and animals required for instructional programs. In addition, while on district-operated property, animals (except as noted above) must be attended and on leash at all times. This policy also includes limits for horses and their riders. The walking or riding of horses on either campus except on district-established and marked horse trails is prohibited. The administration will use reasonable means of enforcement. FHDA Board Policy 1230
; Approved 5/4/64; Amended 3/8/72; 6/2/86; 11/15/93; 5/5/08
Adherence to this policy is not optional and presents not only a liability to the district but to the owner as well. By bringing an animal on campus grounds, the individual and/or owner accepts sole financial and legal responsibility for any damage, injury or other harm caused by the animal. For more information, read California Civil Code Sections 3342 and 3342.5
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Check this link for additional information: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=civ&group=03001-04000&file=3333-3343.7
Special Notice: Adherence to This Policy Is Not Optional