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Service Animals at Leeward CC


  • A dog, or in rare cases a miniature horse, that has been 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 are working animals, not pets. A companion, comfort, or therapy animal does not qualify as a service animal under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and are viewed as a domestic animal or pet.

Service Animals

  • Leeward Community College complies with federal and state disability civil rights laws and permits service animals where participants and members of the public are normally allowed, including food service areas.
  • Service animals must be on a leash and/or under the control of a responsible person at all times. However, a leash may not be required if the disabled person is unable to use one, if using a leash would harm.
  • The College has the authority to request the removal of a service animal from its facilities or grounds if the animal becomes unruly or disruptive, unclean, and/or unhealthy to the extent that the animal’s behavior or condition poses a direct threat to the health and safety of others or 5 otherwise causes a fundamental alteration in the College’s services, programs, or activities.

Excerpted from the Leeward CC Animals on Campus Policy

If You Bring a Service Animal

Under the ADA, state and local governments, businesses, and non-profit organizations that serve the public generally must allow service animals to accompany individuals with disabilities in all areas of the facility where the public is normally allowed to go.

We are legally entitled to ask the following questions when service animals are observed in the Library
  • Is this a service animal?
  • What tasks has this animal been trained to perform for your disability?

Service animals not leashed, or not under the direct control of a responsible person, and those that are unruly, disruptive, unclean, or unhealthy, will be removed from the premises.  Individuals with non-service animals will be asked to leave the facility.

Comfort and Therapy Animals - Not Allowed
  • Emotional / Comfort dogs including PTSD dogs DO NOT have public access under the ADA law unless they also perform two physical tasks.
  • Therapy dogs are personal pets and companion dogs and are not permitted public access like a service dog.  They may accompany their owner to hospital, care home and reading programs, etc., when invited to attend.  A therapy dog's goal is to make others feel good and perform animal assisted therapy.
  • Individuals with non-service animals will be asked to leave the Library.

Information courtesy of Hawaii Fi-Do Service Dogs

Solicitation on Campus

The following is an excerpt from the Facilities Use Guidelines and Procedures policy.

a.  No solicitation shall be conducted in any building, structure, facility, or on any grounds, sidewalks, or streets on the campus of Leeward CC.

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