Foster Agreement Terms: The foster parent has met the requirements for serving as a foster parent for animals from HALO and is called “Foster Parent” in this agreement. This agreement is between HALO and the Foster Parent for the purpose of socializing certain animals and preparing these animals for successful adoptions into forever homes.
1. Care of the Animal.
The Foster Parent agrees to: • Provide a foster home for the above-named foster animal for a period of ____ weeks from the date noted below • Provide shelter, fresh water, wholesome food, adequate exercise and loving attention to the foster animal • Keep all Halo identification tags and microchip on the foster animal for the entire foster period • Obtain immediate veterinary care if the foster animal becomes ill or is injured • Take the sick or injured foster animal to the veterinary clinic as told from HALO if the Foster Parent lives in the area, and if not in this area, to a pre-approved veterinary clinic (Woodman Drive Animal Clinic, unless approved by the Director) in the locality in which the Foster Parent lives • Return the foster animal to HALO when the foster period ends; if the Foster Parent must or is required to return the foster animal before the foster period has elapsed, the Foster Parent will contact HALO and keep the foster animal until HALO arranges to retrieve it or place it in a local kennel • When a foster dog is outdoors, provide it with a secure fenced area, including shelter from the elements • Never tie up or chain the foster animal at any time • Never leave the foster animal in a car for an extended period of time, and never in the hot summer months for any amount of time without air conditioning • Keep the foster animal under control, either on a leash or within the confines of a fenced area, when the foster animal is outdoors • Keep a foster cat indoors at all times • Never allow a foster dog to ride in the back of a pickup truck unless in a secure crate or harness attached to the bed of the truck • Never give or sign over the foster animal to any other person or shelter • In the event that the animal is impounded by an animal care and control agency, the Foster Parent agrees to ask the officers immediately to scan the animal for a microchip and to call HALO
2. HALOs’ Obligations.
HALO agrees to: • Pay the fees for care at a pre-approved veterinary clinic if the foster parent lives out of the area and to treat the foster animal at the clinic, Woodman Drive Animal Clinic at no cost to the Foster Parent • Supply food to the Foster Parent for the foster animal • Evaluate the foster-parent/foster-animal relationship after the first three weeks, and at six weeks, nine weeks and twelve weeks
3. Lifetime Commitment and Euthanasia.
HALO makes a lifetime commitment to its animals. If the Foster Parent should be unable or unwilling to care for the animal, he or she shall contact Halo immediately so that HALO may take possession of the animal. The Foster Parent shall not under any circumstances abandon, give away, allow to run away, surrender to a shelter or animal care and control or law enforcement officials or euthanize or have euthanized any animal that he or she has received from HALO. If a licensed veterinarian recommends euthanasia, the Foster Parent agrees to notify HALO before the euthanasia and speak directly with Regina Willen or Courtney Osting and provide the name and contact number of the veterinarian, and the veterinarian and HALO will make the decision as to euthanasia.
4. Seizure and Impoundment of the Animal.
If the animal shall, for any reason, be picked up by local law enforcement or animal control, the Foster Parent will immediately contact HALO by phone or email and inform Regina Willen or Courtney Osting directly that the animal has been picked up and impounded and the animal’s location. Foster Parent shall also in that event inform the authorities holding the animal that the animal is the property of HALO and is microchipped, provide contact information for HALO to the authorities and request that the authorities contact HALO immediately. Under no circumstances will Foster Parent agree to or allow the euthanasia of the animal.
5. No Representations.
The Foster Parent understands that Halo does not guarantee the health, temperament, or training of the above described animal.
The agreement may be terminated by Halo at any time; and by Foster Parent, in which case, the foster animal is to be returned to HALO. Upon notice of termination by either party, Foster Parent will keep the animal safe and continue to house and care for the animal as required by this agreement until arrangements can be made for return of the animal to HALO. Foster Parent agrees to cooperate in efforts including helping with necessary arrangements for the safe return of the animal to Halo.
7. Not Assignable.
This agreement is not assignable by Foster Parent.
8. Photographic and Audio Release.
The Foster Parent expressly grants HALO permission to make photographic or video or audio recordings of the Foster Parent with the animal or during participation in a Halo or other event. The Foster Parent grants HALO rights to all photographic images and video or audio recordings made. This includes, but is not limited to, any royalties, proceeds, or other benefits derived from such photographs or recordings. The Foster Parent understands and agrees that HALO may use these photographs or recordings to promote Halo and its mission, including HALO events and work, and for fundraising and other purposes HALO decides is appropriate.
The Foster Parent, and for his/her spouse, heirs, executors, personal representatives and assigns, agrees never to bring a claim or suit against Halo. The Foster Parent releases Halo and its directors, founders, employees, officers, agents, representatives, contractors, volunteers, successors and assigns from all liability arising from the adoption or behavior or actions of the cat. The Foster Parent understands this agreement discharges Halo and its directors, founders, employees, officers, agents, representatives, contractors, volunteers, successors and assigns from any liability to the Foster Parent and his/her spouse, heirs, executors, and assigns, with respect to bodily injury, personal injury, illness, amputation, scarring, death, property damage or other loss that may result from the adoption or behavior or activities of the cat. The Foster Parent releases Halo and discharges Halo and its directors, founders, employees, officers, agents, representatives, contractors, volunteers, successors and assigns from any liability for Halos’ own negligence or liability that may result in bodily injury, personal injury, illness, amputation, scarring, death, property damage or other loss to the Foster Parent.
10. Indemnity Agreement.
The Foster Parent and for his/her spouse, heirs, executors, personal representatives, and assigns, agrees to indemnify and hold Halo harmless for all bodily injury, personal injury, illness, amputation, scarring, death, property damage or other losses including attorney’s fees and costs of litigation that result to anyone else or any other entity because of the Foster Parent’s negligence or liability. This includes lone acts or omissions by the Foster Parent as well as the combined acts of the Foster Parent with others.
11. Change of Address.
In the event that the Foster Parent moves, he or she agrees to contact HALO with change of address information, so that all records can be updated and microchip information can be changed.
The Foster Parent expressly agrees the releases and indemnity agreement are intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by law. The Foster Parent agrees that in the event that any clause or provision of this agreement shall be held to be invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such clause or provision shall not otherwise affect the remaining provisions of this agreement. This is the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes any other verbal or written statements, representations, or promises. All disputes under this agreement will be settled by binding arbitration. The Foster Parent agrees that he/she is legally competent to enter into this agreement, and this agreement is binding upon the heirs, assigns, successors, personal representatives and executors of both parties. This agreement is entered into on the date entered below on this form