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If you are a Mendocino College Student that requires a service animal, you need to contact Andrea Diebold at 707-468-3031 or  We require that you fill out a registration form with us so that we have you information and the animals information on hand, in turn getting it approved by the Dean of Student Services or Vice President.
Below is a bit of legal information regarding the law for service animals.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.  707-468-3031 or
Please follow the link to review the Department of Justice's regulations detailing information about service animals.
This revision was released in 2010.
Important points-
  1. Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities.
  2. When it is not obvious what service an animal provides, only limited inquiries are allowed. Staff may only ask two questions: (1) is the dog a service animal required because of a disability, and (2) what work or task has the dog been trained to perform. Staff cannot ask about the person’s disability, require medical documentation, require a special identification card or training documentation for the dog, or ask that the dog demonstrate its ability to perform the work or task.
  3. It is not required that people and service animals participate with Disabled Student Services, but we certainly welcome them. DRC participation is always optional for all students with disabilities.

Created: January 29, 2013 @ 12:13 PM
Last Modified: April 28, 2014 @ 12:39 PM


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