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Foster Volunteer Waiver
Please read and sign your initials in the box below the following statements in Agreement for Assumption of Risk, Waiver and Release of Liability and Indemnification:
Foster Volunteer shall provide the animal(s) with good care, including but not limited to healthy food, clean water, warm shelter in a loving, humane home, grooming, training and adequate exercise.
(Cats only) Cat(s) will not be allowed outdoors.
(Dogs only) Dog(s) will not run outside unsupervised. Foster Volunteer will maintain a fenced yard or be able to properly exercise and keep dog(s) safe. Foster Volunteer will not tie up or chain dog(s
As between Foster Volunteer and Ark-Valley Humane Society (AVHS), the animal(s) shall remain the sole property of AVHS
The animal(s) shall be returned to AVHS upon request by AVHS, or if Foster Volunteer is no longer able to adequately care for the animal(s), or if Foster Volunteer is relocating or vacationing.
Foster Volunteer agrees to adhere to all zoning and animal control codes, and all local, City, County, and State of Colorado ordinances.
Foster Volunteer shall have the animal(s) vaccinated annually and treated immediately for any illness/injuries. Foster Volunteer understands that AVHS will provide basic food and vaccinations, as well as medication for existing ailments. In the unfortunate event that the animal(s) become ill during foster care, Foster Volunteer agrees to call AVHS to discuss a course of action. Any vet appointments made for the animal(s) must receive prior approval from AVHS. Any medical expenses incurred, without prior approval of AVHS, are the sole responsibility of Foster Volunteer.
Foster Volunteer agrees that should the animal(s) require extensive medical treatment, AVHS may request the immediate return of the animal(s) and may euthanize the animal(s) for humane reasons. In the unfortunate event that the animal(s) becomes so ill during foster care as to warrant humane euthanasia, Foster Volunteer will notify AVHS before having the animal(s) euthanized and will supply AVHS with medical documentation from his/her veterinarian verifying euthanasia and the reason for it.
Foster Volunteer will not physically, mentally, or emotionally abuse or neglect the animal(s) or allow it/them to be abused or neglected. Foster Volunteer authorizes AVHS, at its sole discretion, to determine whether or not the animal(s) has/have been abused or neglected while in Foster Volunteer’s possession and to reclaim the animal(s).
AVHS reserves the right to perform a home inspection at any time. If AVHS demands its return for any reasonable cause, Foster Volunteer agrees to return the animal(s) to AVHS
If the animal(s) is lost, Foster Volunteer will immediately notify AVHS. Foster Volunteer will immediately notify AVHS of any change of contact information (address, phone number(s), or email address). Foster Volunteer authorizes any individual or agency to release the animal(s) back to AVHS if it/they is/are found abandoned, running at large or is/are brought to a shelter facility for any reason. Foster Volunteer understands that AVHS may not return the animal(s) to Foster Volunteer’s care if lost.
Foster Volunteer agrees to return the animal(s) to AVHS no later than the date agreed upon by Foster Volunteer and AVHS staff. (Please note-return date is subject to change if authorized by AVHS staff.)
Risks are involved in providing foster care. Foster Volunteer acknowledges and agrees that animal bites or other injuries to humans, property, and other animals occur and that all animals can carry and transmit parasites, diseases, including zoonotic diseases that can be transferred from animals to humans. Foster Volunteer shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless AVHS and its officers, directors, agents, volunteers, and employees from and against any and all liability, damage, loss, cost, and expense incurred as a result of any injury or loss, including, without limitation, any bodily injury or property damage to Foster Volunteer, Foster Volunteer’s family, others or other animals while engaged in the performance of foster services or any other activity related to AVHS. Foster Volunteer also understands and agrees that as a foster volunteer for AVHS, he/she is a humane agency staff person pursuant to Colorado Revised Statutes §§ 18-9-204.5 and 13-21-124.
In consideration for being accepted as a volunteer, by signing below Foster Volunteer agrees for herself/himself, and her/his executors, administrators, heirs, next of kin, successors and assigns, to waive, release and forever discharge AVHS, its officers, directors, agents, volunteers and employees, from all claims or demands of any nature whatsoever, including personal injury, sickness, death, property damage, damage to other animals and expenses (including attorney’s fees) which arise out of or relate to Foster Volunteer's participation in fostering or any other activity Foster Volunteer engages in related to AVHS.
By signing below, Foster Volunteer further agrees to indemnify and hold harmless AVHS, its officers, directors, agents, volunteers and employees, from all claims or demands of any nature whatsoever (including attorney’s fees) made by any third party which arise out of or relate to Foster Volunteer's participation in volunteer activities and/or any other activity Foster Volunteer engages in related to AVHS.
AVHS is not liable for any claims, legal actions, losses, injuries, damages, costs, expenses, or liabilities whatsoever in connection with Foster Volunteer’s care of the animal(s), including, but not limited to, losses, injuries, damages, costs, expenses, or liabilities incurred by members of Foster Volunteer’s family, neighbors, other animals or others that might enter Foster Volunteer’s home.
Foster Volunteer agrees to reimburse AVHS for all actual and reasonable expenses incurred by way of Foster Volunteer’s violation of any term or provision of this Agreement, including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs.
This Agreement is made pursuant to and governed by the laws of the State of Colorado. This Agreement represents the entire agreement of the parties as to the subject matter contained herein, and may not be amended except by in writing executed by all of the parties. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the respective heirs, successors and assigns of each of the parties hereto. In the event any one or more of the provisions of this Agreement is held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect by any court or other entity having the authority to do so, the validity of the remaining provisions hereof shall in no way be affected or disturbed.
Foster Volunteer acknowledges that the statements contained within this Agreement are true to Foster Volunteer’s knowledge and further acknowledges that the representations made herein are material to AVHS’s consideration of this Agreement and that AVHS will rely on the truth of the statements made herein. If any information contained herein is deemed to be falsified by AVHS, Foster Volunteer agrees to immediate surrender of the animal(s) to AVHS, at the sole expense of Foster Volunteer.
Foster Volunteer is at least 18 years of age
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