Safety Policies and Procedures Manual

Animal Control

SPPM 6.28 | Revised 11-21 (See SPPM Revision 132)

For more information contact:
   Environmental Health and Safety
   509-335-3041
   Facilities Services
   509-335-9000
   Public Safety
   509-335-8548


Overview

This section (SPPM 6.28) provides information and resources regarding the control of animals on property owned or controlled by WSU.

Applicability

Animals covered by this section (SPPM 6.28) include wild animals (e.g., feral cats or dogs; coyotes) or domesticated animals not owned by the University or under its care, custody, or control.

Pests

Control of animals that are considered to be pests (e.g., mice; rats; birds; wild bats) is covered under SPPM 6.30: Pest Control. Further information regarding bird and bat waste exposure control is provided in SPPM 6.35.

Loose Animals

Wild and domesticated animals not owned by the University or under its care, custody, or control that are running loose on University property are subject to impound by local authorities in accordance with the municipal or county ordinances that apply to each campus. (WAC 504-36-020(6))

Do not approach wild animals. If the animal does not present an anticipated hazard, leave it alone. If the wild animal might present a hazard to students, faculty, staff, or visitors, contact the office identified under Assistance below.

See WAC 504-36-020 for further requirements regarding the control of animals and pets on University owned or controlled property.

Assistance

Departments are to contact the campus or station public safety office to report a loose wild or domesticated animal and request assistance.

Whitman County

University departments in Whitman County must contact the applicable office as specified in Appendix 1: Animal Control Call List–Whitman County to report loose wild or domesticated animals and request assistance.

WSU Spokane

WSU Spokane departments contact Campus Safety and Security; telephone 509-358-7995.

WSU Tri-Cities

WSU Tri-Cities departments contact Campus Security; telephone 509-372-7698.

WSU Vancouver

WSU Vancouver departments contact WSUV Public Safety; telephone 360-546-9001.

WSU Everett

WSU Everett departments contact campus Facilities; telephone 425-404-1566.

Service and Support animals

See Executive Policy Manual EP39 for policy and requirements regarding service and support animals on University owned or controlled property.

Appendix 1: Animal Control Call List–Whitman County

Note: Housing and Dining Services units call 509-335-1541 for all wild or domesticated animals.

Table 1: Animal Control Call List for WSU Facilities in Whitman County

Animal

Inside Building
(Business Hours)

Inside Building
(Non-Business Hours)

Outside Building
(Business Hours)

Outside Building
(Non-Business Hours)

Cats (assess for rabies)

Pullman Animal Control
509-332-2521

Campus Veterinarian
509-335-6246

Public Safety
509-335-8548

Veterinary Teaching Hospital
509-335-0711

Pullman Animal Control
509-332-2521

Public Safety
509-335-8548

Pullman Animal Control
509-332-2521

Campus Veterinarian
509-335-6246

Public Safety
509-335-8548

Veterinary Teaching Hospital
509-335-0711

Pullman Animal Control
509-332-2521

Public Safety
509-335-8548

Dogs (assess for rabies)

Pullman Animal Control
509-332-2521

Campus Veterinarian
509-335-6246

Public Safety
509-335-8548

Veterinary Teaching Hospital
509-335-0711

Pullman Animal Control
509-332-2521

Public Safety
509-335-8548

Pullman Animal Control
509-332-2521

Campus Veterinarian
509-335-6246

Public Safety
509-335-8548

Veterinary Teaching Hospital
509-335-0711

Pullman Animal Control
509-332-2521

Public Safety
509-335-8548

Squirrels and other wild animals

For bats, see SPPM 6.30.

Public Safety
509-335-8548

Facilities Services
509-335-9000

Environmental Health & Safety
509-335-3041

Veterinary Teaching Hospital
509-335-0711

Public Safety
509-335-8548

Facilities Services
509-335-9000

Environmental Health & Safety
509-335-3041

Veterinary Teaching Hospital
509-335-0711

Veterinary Teaching Hospital
509-335-0711
N/A

Other domesticated animals (e.g., ferrets, pigs, reptiles, etc.)

Public Safety
509-335-8548

Facilities Services
509-335-9000

Environmental Health & Safety
509-335-3041

Veterinary Teaching Hospital
509-335-0711

Public Safety
509-335-8548

Facilities Services
509-335-9000

Environmental Health & Safety
509-335-3041

Veterinary Teaching Hospital
509-335-0711
N/A