Policy: No Pets Allowed at Troy University


By Sarah Cantey

 A new Troy University policy says 'no pets allowed.'

Until recently pet owners had to follow city code and keep their dogs on a leash. Even though there haven't been any attacks, university leaders say they've received numerous complaints from students and visitors about pets on campus. 
And University Chief of Police John McCall says they've had problems with dogs becoming aggressive at outdoor sporting events. Now no pets are allowed on the main campus. But residents and students can still walk pets around the perimeter.
While some support the policy, other students say there's just no where safe in Troy to take their pets besides campus. 
Jarred Smith, a sophomore said, "The places we have to go are L and L and that's like 10 minutes out and then there's the lake but the lake's still closed. So the only place we have to run is 231 if they want us to walk out there so I mean there's not many places, safe places to go to." 
No fines are being given out. But security and police officers may ask people with pets on campus to leave. 
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