Service Animal Policy

SERVICE ANIMAL POLICY

Animals, other than service animals, are not permitted in the Uintah County Library, unless as a
part of a program authorized by a library director.
Service Animals
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.
Service animals may be asked to leave the library under circumstances that include the
following:

  • The animal is unruly, disruptive, or exhibits aggressive behavior.
    An animal that behaves disruptively has not been trained successfully to function as a
    service animal in public settings. In such cases, the animal need not be treated as a
    service animal, even if the animal performs assistive functions for a person with a
    disability.
  • The animal is not on a leash. Service animals are expected to be on a leash and
    controlled by the owner at all times.
  • The animal is destructive.
  • The animal is ill.
  •  The animal is unclean.
  •  The owner does not clean up after his or her animal.
  •  The animal’s vaccination record is not up to date. All animals must be immunized
    against diseases common to that type of animal. Dogs must wear a current rabies
    vaccination tag.

Adopted April 22, 2009

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