Releases THE HAPPY TAIL RESCUE, a non-profit corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Texas and each of its directors, officers, and agents. The volunteer desires to provide services for THE HAPPY TAIL RESCUE and engage in activities related to serving as a volunteer by performing associated duties. A Volunteer is defined as, foster parents, Community service workers (Court orders or not), or a Vendor that is participating in on site functions. Volunteers understand that the scope of a volunteers’ relationship with is limited to a volunteer position and THE HAPPY TAIL RESCUE that no compensation is expected in return for services provided by volunteer. That THE HAPPY TAIL RESCUE will not provide any benefits traditionally associated with employment to a volunteer; and that the volunteer is responsible for his/her own insurance coverage in the event of personal injury or illness as a result of volunteer services to THE HAPPY TAIL RESCUE . Contractors (Paid or donated) understand that the scope of a contractors' relationship with THE HAPPY TAIL RESCUE is limited to agreed position, duties and hours, and that compensation will be provided for agreed services provided by the contractor. That THE HAPPY TAIL RESCUE will not provide any benefits traditionally associated with employment to a contractor; and that the contractor is responsible for his/her own insurance coverage in the event of personal injury or illness as a result of services to THE HAPPY TAIL RESCUE (1) Waiver and Release: I, the volunteer/contractor, release and forever discharge and hold harmless THE HAPPY TAIL RESCUE and assigns form any and all liability, claims, demands of whatever kind of nature, either in law or in equity, which arise or may hereafter arise for the services I, the volunteer/contractor, provide to THE HAPPY TAIL RESCUE . I understand and acknowledge that this Waiver and Release discharges THE HAPPY TAIL RESCUE from and liability or claims that I may have against THE HAPPY TAIL RESCUE with respect to bodily injury, illness, death, or property damage that may result from the services that I provide to THE HAPPY TAIL RESCUE or occurring while I am providing volunteer services. (2) Insurance: Further, I understand that THE HAPPY TAIL RESCUE does NOT assume any responsibility for or obligation to provide me, the volunteer, with financial or other assistance, including but not limited to medical health or disability benefits or insurance of any nature in the event of such injury or medical expenses incurred by me. (3) Medical Treatment: I hereby release and forever discharge THE HAPPY TAIL RESCUE from any claim whatsoever which may arise or may hereafter arise on account of any first-aid treatment or other medical services rendered in connection with any emergency during my tenure as a volunteer with THE HAPPY TAIL RESCUE. (4) Assumption and Risk: I understand that the services that I provide to THE HAPPY TAIL RESCUE may include activities that may be hazardous to me, including but not limited to any dog/cat related activities, such as walking, petting, and cleaning up after the animals. Also, bending and lifting of dog/cat kennels and THE HAPPY TAIL RESCUE supplies and/or equipment. I hereby expressly assume the risk of injury or harm from these activities and release THE HAPPY TAIL RESCUE from all liability for injury, illness, death or property damage resulting from the services that I provide as a volunteer or occurring while I am providing volunteer services at THE HAPPY TAIL RESCUE. (5) Photographic Release: I grant and convey to THE HAPPY TAIL RESCUE all the right, title, and interests in any and all photographs, images, video, or audio recordings of me or my likeness or voice made by THE HAPPY TAIL RESCUE in connections with my providing volunteer services to THE HAPPY TAIL RESCUE . (6) Animal Care: I understand that I will be working with animals that have been rescued and possibly/likely have abuse in their past. I understand that while volunteering I am not here as a hired trainer for these dogs to rehabilitate and will not attempt to train nor correct any animal behavior I may encounter. I also understand that because I am working with likely abused dogs I will not raise my voice at the dogs for any reason. I understand that if I do any of these things I could be asked to leave the facility grounds. (7) Dress Code and Professionalism: As a volunteer with THE HAPPY TAIL RESCUE you are a representative of the organization and personal cleanliness and good grooming are essential. Your personal appearance and dress should be clean, neat and professional at all times. THE HAPPY TAIL RESCUE T-Shirts are encouraged for volunteers and mandatory for paid contractors. Your conduct should also be professional. Foul language and rowdiness will NOT be tolerated. As well, good customer service is expected of you if you are speaking to potential adopters. (8) Other: As a volunteer/contractor, I expressly agree that this Waiver and Release is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the state of Louisiana and that this Release shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the state of Louisiana. I agree that in the event that any clause or provision of this Waiver and Release is deemed invalid, the enforceability of the remaining provisions of this release shall not be affected.