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Volunteer Waiver, Release, Indemnification & Hold Harmless Agreement
In return for being allowed to participate in Cane Rosso Rescue’s volunteer program and activities, and all related activities including those incidental to such participation, the undersigned volunteer or parent/legal guardian of the volunteer if the volunteer is under age 18 (individually or collectively, “I”, “me”, or “my”), I execute this Volunteer Waiver, Release, Indemnification and Hold Harmless Agreement (this “Agreement”), and agree to the following:
1. Acknowledgement of Risk, Identification of Released Parties and Assumption of Risk.
I recognize that working with animals places me at physical risk, and I agree to assume that risk. I also acknowledge that if I participate in any animal rescue activity, I choose to do so voluntarily, knowing that this activity could be dangerous. Cane Rosso Rescue and its respective entities, insurers, employees, advisors and/or agents, staff members, instructors and volunteers, while acting on behalf of Cane Rosso Rescue, are collectively referred to as the “Released Parties”. I understand it is impossible to guarantee the safety of any one who participates in any event or is on the grounds for any purpose. I understand that when I am in any location where animal-related activities are conducted or animals and/or property, vehicles, machinery or equipment are used, I assume all risk and legal responsibility for loss or damage to property, physical injury, including death, illness or permanent injury and or disfigurement.
I acknowledge that I am solely responsible for determining whether I am physically fit and/or skilled enough to engage in any particular activity with Cane Rosso Rescue, and whether the scope of my interaction with the animal I am attending to is appropriate for my fitness and/or skill level. I acknowledge that none of the Released Parties have any knowledge of or obligation to investigate the level of my training or the training or suitability of any animal THAT I ATTEND TO within the facilities or upon the grounds THAT CANE ROSSO RESCUE leaseS OR ownS, along with any location OF ANY CANE ROSSO RESCUE event that I attend.
2. Agreement to Follow Instructions, Assumption of Responsibility, Waiver of Liability and Release.
I forever waive, release, agree to indemnify and to hold harmless each and every one of the Released Parties of and from any and all liability for any and all claims, demands, causes of action, damages, injuries or death, that the undersigned may have, of every nature arising out of or in any way resulting from being upon, the use of, or attendance at, ANY CANE ROSSO RESCUE facility, equipment, program, function or event, and any and all cANE ROSSO RESCUE functions OR eventS that are away or off of the premises having to do with CANE ROSSO RESCUE and I assume all risks as set forth in this agreement. I will not hereafter make any claim or demand against, initiate, file or bring any legal lawsuit, action or proceeding against any of the Released Parties, for or on account of, arising out of, or in any way connected with any injury or loss or for any claim made by others for any injury or loss of any nature arising out of or in any way resulting from being upon, the use of, or presence at Cane Rosso Rescue facilities and events.
3. Photo Release.
During my volunteer time with Cane Rosso Rescue, I understand my photo may be taken at various events. By signing below I also hereby grant Cane Rosso Rescue permission to use my likeness in photograph(s) and/or video(s) in any and all of its publications or on the World Wide Web, whether now known or hereafter existing. I will make no monetary or other claim against Cane Rosso Rescue for the use of the photograph(s) and/or video(s).
I execute this Agreement freely and voluntarily and for and on behalf of myself and/or my child and/or ward, and for anyone claiming under or through any of them or myself, and for each of their and my respective heirs, administrators, representatives and assigns. This Agreement is to be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be invalid or illegal by a court of competent jurisdiction, I agree the remaining provisions shall be construed as if the affected provision had not been included in order to effectuate the intent of the parties.
BEFORE AGREEING THIS FORM, I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I HAVE READ AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ALL OF THE INFORMATION IN IT. I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I DO NOT NEED ANY FURTHER EXPLANATION OF ITS CONTENTS AND WAIVE ANY FURTHER EXPLANATION. I HAVE VOLUNTARILY AGREED TO ITS TERMS AND PROVISIONS AND I AGREE THAT NO OTHER STATEMENTS, REPRESENTATIONS OR INDUCEMENTS APART FROM WHAT IS STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT HAVE BEEN MADE TO ME TO OBTAIN MY CONSENT AND MY SIGNATURE TO IT.