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'Service dog in training' kicked off campus

Published: Apr. 24, 2017 at 6:09 PM CDT
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A Kansas college responds to a post you may have seen shared on your Facebook page.

Casey Cargill works with "Training to Lead" which provides service dogs to individuals with disabilities. She says she was notified this week that a "service dog in training" she was working with would no longer be allowed on the campus of Southwestern College in Winfield.

Casey says she thinks the school needs to expand its policy to include students like her.

The university issued the following statement:

A student made a request for an exception to our established policy which allows service and therapy animals on campus and in the residence halls, for any student with such a documented need. We remain committed to continuing that policy in support of our students. Furthermore, we applaud and support our student’s passion to make a difference in the world.

We remain fully committed to all our students who require service or therapy animals. As we work to balance the diverse needs and concerns of our campus community, we will not extend our policy beyond supporting and allowing service animals for our students who demonstrate this need."