Univ. of Northern Colorado allows pets in dorms

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Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2014 1:50 pm

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — It's move-in day at the University of Northern Colorado and this year some students are being allowed to bring their cats or dogs to live with them in dorms.

Pets under 40 lbs. are being allowed on two of the 17 floors of Lawrenson residence hall, home to about 400 students.

The pilot program beginning Thursday will include about 24 pets.

Dogs and cats won't live side-by-side though. They'll be grouped together.

While some colleges and universities allow small-caged pets, a slowly growing number of schools are allowing undergraduate students to bring other pets to live with them. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology allows cats in designated "cat-friendly" areas. Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida allows cats and dogs — as well as nonvenomous snakes under 6 feet long.

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