Disclosure and Release Clause
I, ______________, the undersigned, do
hereby declare that I am aware:
- that animals are different from human beings in their response to human actions;
- that the actions of animals are often unpredictable;
- that animals should be closely supervised when they are with children;
- that an animal's behavior may change after it leaves the shelter and accustoms itself to
a home or other different environment;
- that the Animal Rescue Foundation makes no claims or representations as to the
temperament, health or mental disposition of any animal put up for adoption;
- I have read, I understand and I agree to the terms and disclosures printed on both sides
of this contract.
____________________ Witness ____________________
Adopter must call the veterinary
clinic chosen in this contract the morning the pet is taken to the clinic. Instructions on date and time to pick up their
new pet and any other procedures the adopter wants will be discussed at this time.
The veterinarian may recommend or
require treatments or procedures in addition to the required alter and rabies vaccination.
These additional items are
solely the responsibility or discretion of the adopter.
Please Read Carefully
- All animals have been spayed or neutered prior to adoption or will be altered at the
time of adoption. No pet goes home with its new owner until the surgery has been
- if this pet is old enough to receive a rabies vaccination at the time of adoption, the
animal will be vaccinated prior to going home with its new owner. If the animal is not old
enough for a rabies vaccination at the time of adoption, it will be done by the approved
licensed veterinarian chosen in this contract in accordance with State Law between 3-4
months of age.
- This animal will be cared for and treated with love and respect. I agree to assume full
responsibility for its well-being, including providing adequate and wholesome food, fresh
water, shelter from the weather and any veterinary treatment needed to provide continued
health and well-being of the animal.
- Dogs will not be kept on a chain because of the health hazards that may occur, the lack
of exercise chains prevent and the potential dangers it may cause such as teasing and
being trapped with no escape.
- Dogs will not be solely used as hunting or guard dogs. Cats will not be used solely as barncats or mousers.
- I understand that I am adopting a pet.
- I agree to abide by all city and county animal control ordinances, specifically any
leash laws to prevent the animal from roaming and becoming a nuisance animal.
- It is expressly understood that such animal is NOT to be sold, traded, or given away
for any purpose. It is
not to be abandoned. If I
cannot provide for the animal any longer, I will return it to the Animal Rescue
- ARF reserves the right to refuse to adopt any animal.
- The veterinarian reserves the right to refuse to adopt any animal due to the health of
- An owner has the right to claim his/her animal anytime within the seven day holding
LIQUIDATED DAMAGES CLAUSE
Liquidated Damages: Adopter
agrees to pay the Animal Rescue Foundation the total sum of $150.00 as liquidated damage
value in the event the terms of this contract are breached; this liquidated damage value is agreed to for the purpose
of establishing value of the animal and does not bar the Animal Rescue Foundation from
seeking return of the animal by a judicial process or other legal means.
Attorney's Fees and Court costs: Adopter agrees to pay reasonable attorney's fees and court costs in the event
this matter is forwarded to an attorney for enforcement.