Animals on Campus

Animal Control

The North Texas region is home to a diverse ecosystem and it is not out of the ordinary for wildlife to occasionally appear on campus. The University of North Texas Office of Emergency Management and Safety Services is responsible for the removal and care of wildlife on campus that may be in danger or pose a threat to the campus community. 

  • Dial 940-565-2700, if you spot a wild animal or critter on campus that is in danger or may pose a threat to the campus community.
  • Contact the Feral Cat Rescue Group, if you spot a feral cat on campus.
  • If you or someone else is in need of immediate medical assistance or in a life-threatening situation, dial 911.  

Learn more about Texas wildlife by visiting the website of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

Animal Policy

A policy for animals on campus is in place to promote the comfort, health and safety of the University of North Texas community by establishing guidelines on the presence of animals in university facilities and on university property.

The Animals in University of North Texas Buildings, Leased Facilities and On-Campus Properties Policy can be reviewed by reading Policy 15.013, Animals in University of North Texas Buildings, Leased and On Campus Properties. Be sure to review this policy and consult with the appropriate office prior to bringing an animal on campus.

If you plan on bringing animals on campus to incorporate in an animal exhibit or display on campus, please fill out the Request to Bring Animals to Campus form and upload the form to the online user interface.

The university complies with federal and state disability civil rights laws for service and comfort animals. For more information, contact the Office of Disability Accommodations.