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By university regulation, dogs and other animals are not permitted in Wisconsin Union buildings at any time.
UWS § 18.08(1) The presence of dogs, cats, and other pets is prohibited in all university buildings and in arboretums at all times except as authorized by the chief administrative officer. Seeing-eye dogs wearing harnesses and under the control of their owners shall be exempt from these provisions. The presence of dogs, cats, and other pets shall be prohibited on all other University lands unless they are on leash under the control of and accompanied by a person. Any dog, cat or other pet found in violation of this subsection may be impounded and its owner subject to the penalty provisions in Section UWS § 18.07.
If a dog is in the building with its owner, the owner will be asked to take the dog out.
If a staff member observes an unaccompanied dog, call Building Services to remove the dog.
A Building Services employee, or an event or building manager will carefully approach the dog and attempt to entice the dog out of the building.
If a dog shows the least sign of being vicious or cannot be removed without danger, then the UW–Madison Police Department should be summoned to remove the animal.
Dogs on leashes are permitted on a "passing through" basis only on the grounds surrounding the Memorial Union. This includes the area from the Parking Lot West to Park Street and from the lake to Langdon Street.
The above regulation also pertains to cats, birds, snakes and all other non-human creatures. Any other animal is not permitted in the building at all except with specific, special authorization.
The above regulations do not pertain to assist/guide dogs.
Within their areas of authority, departmental supervisors will be responsible for enforcing the above directions.
Building supervisors and event and building managers will enforce this directive in the lounges and corridor areas.
All staff members are asked to cooperate in handling the problem of animals-at- large by contacting the appropriate Information Desk and calling the building supervisor or building manager, or by taking action directly when possible and convenient.
For interpretations, resolution of problems, and special situations contact: Wisconsin Union Assistant Director-Facilities Management