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To: Staff of University for the Creative Arts - Farnham Campus

Zack's Assistance Dog

Please let me bring my assistance puppy in training to class with me.

Why is this important?

Hello! My name is Zack, and I'm a prospective animation student. I have multiple psychiatric and physical disabilities that make it very difficult for me to live independently - to counter this, I am owner training my own assistance dog.
The university were made aware of this, and accommodation have already agreed - but the course leaders have stated that my dog cannot attend classes.

If my dog can't come, then neither can I, that's simply the reality of how my conditions affect me. On top of this, if my dog cannot attend then how will he ever learn to be calm in such an environment?

I understand that it is a complex and difficult situation, so this survey is for my fellow Animation students who are starting in September 2018 and will theoretically share the classroom with myself and my puppy. By signing, you're saying that you don't have a problem with my puppy (his name is Mochi by the way) being in the classroom, and understand that it may not be perfect but that without him I can't come.

I know it sounds silly, but I have been trying to "get better" enough to attend university for nearly 6 years, and I have finally found a viable solution that gets me away from relying on family and carers and gives me more independence.


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2018-07-26 09:31:30 +0100

I just wanted to thank everyone so so much for their support! To have gotten to 100 signatures less than 12 hours after making the petition has just blown my mind!

I have now sent this petition to the people at UCA handling my complaint to make them aware of it, so we will see what they say

Thank you so much!

2018-07-26 08:46:28 +0100

100 signatures reached

2018-07-26 00:28:53 +0100

50 signatures reached

2018-07-25 23:20:51 +0100

25 signatures reached

2018-07-25 22:59:41 +0100

10 signatures reached