I understand that I will be working with animals belonging to staff, volunteers, and the shelter. Because most of these are shelter animals, the HCSPCA does not always know their history. Animals, even under the best of circumstances, may be unpredictable, may bite or scratch, and may transmit zoonotic diseases. I hereby release and discharge the HCSPCA and owners of individual animals, from all actions, claims, or demands that we or our heirs, or personal representatives may have for injuries or property damage resulting from a program of the HCSPCA.
I, agree to release, discharge, indemnify, and hold harmless the HCSPCA, its officers, directors, and employees for any and all claims, demands, losses, costs, liabilities, settlement agreements, damages, expenses and suits at law or in equity to my personal property while performing services for the HCSPCA, its officers, directors or employees, or participating in HCSPCA programs. I recognize that in handling animals while performing services for the HCSPCA, a risk of injury exists, including but not limited to, personal physical harm. On behalf of myself, my heirs, assignees, guardians, and personal and legal representatives and executors, I hereby release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the HCSPCA, its officers, directors and employees for any and all claims, demands, losses, costs, liabilities, settlement agreements, damages, and expenses connected with my services to the HCSPCA whether caused directly or indirectly by any negligence (active or passive) attributable to the HCSPCA, its officers, directors, or employees.
I understand that public relations are an important part of volunteering at the HCSPCA. I therefore agree on behalf of myself, my heirs, assignees, guardians, and personal and legal representatives and executors to allow the HCSPCA to use any photographs and images taken of myself in any public relations efforts without payment or prior notification. The HCSPCA has permission to use any and all photographs or images of myself and to include my name in materials that promote services or programs, or to publicize any event. I understand that I will be participating in activities that could include radio, TV, marketing, or internet coverage. I acknowledge that I have read and fully understand the terms and conditions of the foregoing Volunteer Waiver and Release and that I agree and will comply with it accordingly.