My roommate/friend and I caught a rabbit in the fields by luring it w/ a carrot and then having my friend snatch it from behind when it ate the carrot. My friend is a hunter and pro at this stuff. We sneek it into the dorms and have it live w us in our room. We got a leash for it and everything. Unfortunately, when the door was opened the rabbit snuck out of the room. We ran after it in the hallway. The RA saw it all go down and was VERY mad. He called the RD. The RD called animal control. Animal control hunted down our rabbit and let it run off outside. The RD was literally yelling at us and gave excuses for what campus housing has done, instead of apologizing, just saying stuff that looks good on them like "No pets allowed" and we "threatened our own and the entire communities health and safety" and " we and everybody else could have gotten rabies (NOT true the rabbit looked very healthy)". So now we have a meeting w/ the RD. We are scared. Do we legally have to go? Can campus housing just steal our rabbit? Is that legal?
You live in a place with a "no pets allowed."
You bring a pet into a place with such a rule.
You violate the rules.
The rules allow them to confiscate pets. I'll bet the rules also would allow them to boot you out of the dorm!
Wow, we used to bring other weird stuff into our rooms in college in my day, but I give you credit for trying to argue your point. Unfortunately, your'e wrong.
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In addition to the University's rules, I think what you did probably violated the State Wildlife Code. You generally cannot "take" wild animals without a permit.
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Your RA is correct. Danger in wild rodents. See student legal services. You are in deep doo-doo and your legal argument is going to get you in deeper. Student legal, yesterday.
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