I, the above mentioned volunteer, understand and agree to assume any and all risks involved in any and all duties that I perform for New Hope Pet Rescue, also known as NHPR, in my capacity as a volunteer for this organization.
I understand and agree to hold NHPR harmless for any injury or injuries which I might sustain during the course of my volunteer duties for NHPR including, but not limited to: the risks of being bitten, scratched, or injured by any animals under my care as a volunteer with NHPR.
I understand and agree that NHPR is not liable for any injuries, damages, liabilities, losses, judgements, costs, or expenses whatsoever that I may suffer or sustain in connection with the performance of my volunteer activities unless they are a result of NHPR gross negligence (defined as: a careless and reckless disregard for the safety or lives of others, which is so great it appears to be almost a conscious violation of other people’s rights to safety) or intentional misconduct.
I will indemnify, defend, and hold NHPR harmless from and against any claims, lawsuits, injuries, damages, losses, costs, or expenses whatsoever sustained by any companion animal or any person in connection with my intentional misconduct or grossly negligent performance of volunteer activities for NHPR or with my breach of NHPR’s rules, regulations, policies and programs.
If I will be sheltering or providing foster care or boarding for any New Hope Pet Rescue’s animals in my home or business, I consent to NHPR visiting my home from time to time to observe the animals and their living quarters.
THIS HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT WILL FOREVER PREVENT ME FROM SEEKING ANY LEGAL ACTIONS WHATSOEVER AGAINST NEW HOPE PET RESCUE OR ANY OF IT’S REPRESENTATIVES/AGENTS.