What are my institution's responsibilities regarding the care of students' service animals?

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Under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008 service animals should be welcome in campus buildings. This includes residence halls and dining facilities. However, the sole responsibility for controlling, keeping, feeding, and otherwise caring for any service animal rests with the individual with a disability who is using the animal's services. Consult your campus disability student service office or institutional policy on service animals for specific guidelines about the use of service animals and requirements for their owners.