Foster Waiver and Agreement:
This agreement is entered into the Chippewa Humane Association (CHA) jointly by the undersigned, “Foster” in order to permit the foster to participate in the Foster program at CHA. This agreement is for the benefit of CHA and each of its staff members, employees, officers, directors, and representatives. I affirm that I have been advised that the activity of working with the shelter animals is hazardous and involves contact with animals that are unpredictable. As such, CHA cannot be held liable for injuries or accidents that may occur as a result of working with these animals.
I am aware that injuries, loss of or damage to personal property, or death may occur as a result of my participation on CHA property or with off-site volunteer activities such as, Adoption outreach, Foster Care, Special Events, etc.
I agree CHA and the released parties shall not be held responsible or liable for any personal injury, other injury, death, damage, loss, or expense, either to myself or my personal property, whether or not such negligence of CHA, and released party or any other person. It is my intention to exempt and hold harmless CHA and all released parties from any and all liability related in any way to my participation as a Foster.
I understand and agree that if any provision of this agreement is found to be unenforceable in any way, it shall be enforced to the maximum extent possible and all other provisions of this agreement shall remain in full force and effect.
I represent and warrant that I have the authority to enter into this agreement.
I understand that, if my foster application is accepted, I will be serving CHA in a foster capacity and I have no expectation of payment or compensation for my service.
I will treat animals, people and property that I come in contact with at the CHA with respect.
I will refrain from using profanity and will conduct myself with courtesy at all times.
I agree to commit to a foster minimum of one time in a six month period. If this commitment is not met, then I understand I will be placed on Inactive status.
I understand that as a foster, I may gain access to information about CHA, its clients, donors and/or staff members which are confidential in nature. I agree to maintain confidentiality and will never disclose any information that is either private or personal.
I understand that fostering for the CHA is a privilege and that my active foster status at CHA may be discontinued any time, for any reason.
I hereby acknowledge that I have read, understand and agree to all of the guidelines and agreements discussed above.