Please read read an initial each paragraph in agreement and understanding:
Initial* The above described animal is being adopted solely as a pet for myself and/or immediate family. I agree that I will not sell, give away or otherwise dispose of said animal to any person(s), shelter, dealer, retailer,auction, institute, or any other entity for any reason. If, at any time I am unable or unwilling to keep this animal, I agree to immediately return him/her to Operation Secondhand Paws.
Initial* I have never been charged nor investigated for animal cruelty and agree to a full background check to prove so.
Initial* I agree that the cat will not be abused in any manner nor subjected to any biological, chemical, psychological or to other experiments,nor shall the pet be subjected to cruel means of training.
Initial* I agree that the cat will not be subjected to any form of cosmetic surgery or alterations.
Initial* I agree to notify Operation Secondhand Paws with any changes of address, phone number, etc.
Initial* I agree to comply with all state and local laws or ordinances related to keeping of this cat.
Initial* I hereby agree to care for the above described animal in a humane and responsible manner and to provide him/her with clean and adequate shelter, food, water, and veterinary care.
Initial* I acknowledge falsification of the above can result in my adoption being denied or, if animal has been adopted to me, the return of that animal to Operation Secondhand Paws.
Initial* I understand that many animals are uncomfortable, even frightened, around children, so particular care will be provided if children are interacting with the adoptive animal. I accept full responsibility for all such circumstances and any problems that may occur.
Initial* I understand that Operation Secondhand Paws has provided appropriate veterinary care,including care for illness such as UTI, vaccinations as appropriate, and spay/neuter if the animal is of age. Regardless, I will introduce my new family member to my veterinarian within a month after adoption.
Initial* I hereby agree to have the animal examined annually by a licensed veterinarian, kept current on all recommended vaccinations, and licensed if required in the municipality in which the animal resides.
Initial* I hereby agree to retrieve the animal from any public shelter if notified he/she is there, and to contact Operation Secondhand Paws immediately if the animal is lost, stolen or dies.
Initial* I hereby agree that an Operation Secondhand Paws representative may visit the animal at any time after the adoption to evaluate his/her condition and environment, and may confiscate the animal if living in unsuitable conditions, neglected, or otherwise abused. Failure to abide by this agreement is also grounds for confiscation of the animal with no refund of adoption fee.
Initial* I understand that Operation Secondhand Paws makes no representations or warranties,expressed or implied, about the animal’s health. I am aware that this animal may have been exposed to contagious or infectious disease or may have been injured prior to rescue by Operation Secondhand Paws. Despite veterinary care already provided and Operation Secondhand Paws’ best efforts to ensure he/she is healthy and sound, unknown conditions may exist. Operation Secondhand Paws will in no way be responsible for any health problems that may arise. I furthermore agree to care for the animal should he/she develop a health problem, and I understand that veterinary care can be expensive.
Initial* I realize the adoption fee helps to offset medical costs incurred in the care of my adopted cat, as well as other animals in the care of Operation Secondhand Paws.
Initial* I understand that scratching is a natural behavior and I will provide appropriate outlets to allow my cat to act upon this healthy instinct.The American Veterinary Association advises the provision of cat trees,scratching posts, nail trimming etc. The adopter agrees to contact Operation Secondhand Paws for assistance and advice, if needed, for inappropriate scratching behavior.
Initial* I hereby acknowledge that I have read, understood, and agree to the terms of this adoption agreement. I have received all available medical records and additional information pertaining to the animal. As of the date of this adoption, I will assume full financial responsibility for the above-described animal and will keep said animal as part of my family.
Initial* I certify that the above information is true and correct to the best of my knowledge
Initial* I acknowledge receipt of Rabies brochure.
Initial* I acknowledge receipt of Medical Records.
Initial* I understand that all adoption monies received are considered donations and are non-refundable.