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Terms & Conditions

VOLUNTEER RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS, ASSUMPTION OF RISK INFORMED CONSENT, RISK ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT.


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Volunteer Understands That by Checking the Box On This Agreement, The Volunteer is Waiving Certain Legal Rights, Including the Right to Sue.

In consideration for receiving permission to volunteer my services in an effort to increase the welfare and likelihood of permanent placement for sato dogs needing adoption, release, waive, discharge, and covenant not to sue Sato Heart including, but not limited to, its Board of Directors, Officers, servants, agents and volunteers (hereinafter referred to as “Releases”) from any and all liability claims, demands, actions and causes of action whatsoever arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury, including death, that may be sustained by my, or to any property belonging to me, whether caused by the negligence of the Releases or otherwise, while participating in such activity, or while in, on, or upon the premises where the activity is being conducted.


I am fully aware of any risks or hazards connected with any activity, and I elect to voluntarily participate in the activity, and to engage in such activity knowing that the activity may be hazardous to my property and to me. I further understand that there are inherent risks in working with dogs, including, but not limited to, bites, scratches, accidents, (e.g., being dragged or knocked down, tripping over a leash,) potential transmission of zoo noses, (e.g., salmonella, campylobacter), infection (e.g., staphylococcus), dermatomes, (e.g., sarcastic mange), internal, (e.g. worms) or external (e.g. fleas, ticks) parasites of other diseases, transmission of which may be aerosol, through direct contact with a dog, its bodily fluids, feces, bedding, etc., the consequences of which, to me, may range for mild to severe.

 

Sato Heart provides immediate, ongoing, and complete veterinary care for its dogs, including vaccinations, treatment for zoo noses, including dermatomes and parasites, and does its best to evaluate both dogs and volunteers, matching them according to the dogs’ requirements and volunteers’ abilities. However, it must be recognized that a dog’s entire stay with Sato Heart is an ongoing evaluation process. It must also be recognized that dogs are living creatures, and may exhibit a variety of behaviors at different times in the same of different circumstances.


I hereby state that the foregoing has been clearly explained to me, I’ve been encouraged to ask questions and have received the answers to those questions. I will continue to ask questions and receive instruction throughout my tenure as a volunteer. In consideration for receiving permission to volunteer my services in an effort to increase the welfare and likelihood of permanent placement for Sato Heart dogs needing adoption, I expressly state, understand, and agree that I assume all risk arising from any and all activities and inter-actions with or on behalf of Sato Heard and/or all dogs in, entering into, or leaving its care and or custody.


I voluntarily assume full responsibility for any risks of loss, property damage or personal injury, whether physical or emotional, including death, that may be sustained by me, or any loss of damage to property owned by me, as a result of being engaged in such an activity, whether caused by the negligence of the Releases or otherwise. I understand that Sato Heart makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, regarding any of the dogs with which I may work or otherwise come into contact. I understand that I may make no representations or warranties, express or implied, on neither behalf of Sato Heart nor contract or otherwise bind Sato Heart. Should I do so, I understand that I will be personally liable for any claims or damages arising from same, and restate my intention to hold Released harmless and indemnify them from any such claims or damages.


I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Releases form any loss, liability, damage, or costs including court costs and attorneys fees, that they may incur due to my participation in the activity, whether caused by negligence of the Releases or otherwise.

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