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Acknowledgement of ESA Owner Rights and Responsibilities

All requests for Emotional Support Animals must be submitted to the Angelo State University Office of Student Affairs located in the Houston Harte University Center, Office Suite 112. After the Office of Student Affairs has received all required documentation, Student Disability Services will work with Housing and Residential Programs to process and approve the request.

No animal will be permitted in residence halls or apartments that:

Standards for Approved Emotional Support Animals

All approved emotional support animals must comply with applicable laws regarding animals and their treatment and care, and must also meet the following standards:


Domestic Cats

Standards of Behavior by Animal and Animal Owner

Health, sanitary, safety, and disruptive standards must be maintained as follows:

Cleaning and Damages

When the resident moves out of his/her apartment or residence hall room, or no longer owns the animal, the apartment or residence hall room will be assessed to determine if damage to department property can be attributed to the animal. The Division maintains the right to conduct apartment or residence hall room inspections as necessary for the purpose of assessing damage caused by the animal or to otherwise determine the resident’s compliance with this procedure.

The animal owner has an obligation to make sure that the apartment or residence hall room is as clean as the original standard. If the apartment or room has carpeting, this also includes regular vacuuming and spot cleaning. Damages and extraordinary cleaning caused by the animal are the responsibility of the resident. Replacement or repair of damaged items will be the financial responsibility of the owner and assessed by members of the Housing and Residential Programs staff.

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