Code of the District of Columbia

Subchapter V. Classroom Animals.


§ 8–1851.01. Animals kept in schools.

Only animals of appropriate size and temperament suitable to a classroom environment shall be introduced into the classroom. Use of such animals shall be for instructional purposes only.


(Dec. 5, 2008, D.C. Law 17-281, § 501, 55 DCR 9186.)


§ 8–1851.02. Care of classroom animals.

(a) Animals kept in schools shall be provided sufficient food and water, be cared for in a safe and humane manner, and remain in schools during holidays only if provided adequate care.

(b) Animals no longer needed in the classroom should be adopted out to a suitable home or given to a local humane organization for adoption.


(Dec. 5, 2008, D.C. Law 17-281, § 502, 55 DCR 9186.)