Foster Care Agreement

This Agreement is made and entered into by and between The Animal Haven, Inc. (the "Animal Haven") and the person whose name appears below.

WHEREAS, Foster Caregiver wishes to foster for the Animal Haven the animal(s) set forth on Exhibit A attached hereto and may also foster for The Animal Haven additional animals in the future; and 

 

WHEREAS, this Agreement is binding with respect to the animal(s) set forth on Exhibit A attached hereto as well as any and all future animals fostered for The Animal Haven by Foster Caregiver (hereinafter referred to as the "Foster animal(s)"), even if there is a gap or hiatus between fostering.


NOW THEREFORE, for good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto agree as follows:

  • Foster Caregiver voluntarily enters into this Agreement to provide as a caregiver temporary care and custody and the necessary sustenance to the Foster Animal(s).
     

  • Foster Caregiver agrees to provide a supportive, healthy and safe environment to the Foster Animal(s) and to provide the Foster Animal(s) with adequate food, water, and shelter and kind and humane treatment at all times. Foster Caregiver also agrees to adhere to all state and local animal laws and to follow all oral and/or written instructions from the Animal Haven.
     

  • Foster Caregiver agrees to permit the Animal Haven to inspect at any time Foster Animal(s) and the Foster Caregiver's premises where the Foster Animal(s) is/are kept so that the Animal Haven can ascertain and satisfy itself that the Foster Animal(s) is/are being well cared for.
     

  • Foster Caregiver understands and accepts that the Animal Haven makes no representations or warranties concerning the health, temperament, behavior (including, but not limited to, whether the Foster Animal(s) is/are housebroken), and/or previous ownership of the Foster Animal(s).
     

  • Foster Caregiver agrees to immediately notify the Animal Haven if the Foster Animal(s) has/have any behavioral, health or medical problems. The Animal Haven reserves the exclusive right to determine the proper course of action to take upon such notification, and the Foster Caregiver agrees to follow any and all directions provided by The Animal with respect to any behavioral, health or medical problems.
     

  • Foster Caregiver agrees to administer medications to the Foster Animal(s) if directed to do so and as instructed by the Animal Haven. Any medications to be administered to the Foster Animal(s) by the Foster Caregiver will be supplied by the Animal Haven. No other medications will be administered to the Foster Animal(s), except by a licensed veterinarian retained by the Animal Haven to provide medical care to the Fostered Animal(s).
     

  • Foster Caregiver will not pay for, or otherwise cause, any veterinary procedure, elective or otherwise, to be performed on the Foster Animal(s) without the express written consent of the Animal Haven.
     

  • With respect to cats that are Foster Animal(s), Foster Caregiver agrees that he/she will not allow the Foster Animal(s) outside or bring them outside unless the Foster Animal(s) is/are in a securely closed cat carrier or cat carrying bag and are accompanied by the Foster Caregiver. With respect to Foster Animal(s) that are dogs, Foster Caregiver agrees that he/she will not allow the Foster Animal(s) outside, except on a leash accompanied by the Foster Caregiver or in a securely fenced in backyard supervised by the Foster Caregiver. All cats over three months old and all dogs must have a collar and identification tag on them at all times.
     

  • Foster Caregiver agrees to contact the Animal Haven with any and all questions or concerns about the Fostered Animal(s).
     

  • Foster Caregiver understands and agrees that he/she is fostering the Foster Animal(s) for the Animal Haven, that Foster Caregiver does not have any right of ownership with respect to the Foster Animal(s), that the Foster Animal(s) are the property solely of the Animal Haven and that the Animal Haven's rights in and to the Foster Animal(s) are superior to those of the Foster Caregiver.
     

  • Foster Caregiver further understands and acknowledges that Foster Caregiver does not have any right or authority to keep or place the Foster Animal(s) in other homes or with other individuals. Foster Caregiver also understands and acknowledges that the Foster Animal(s) cannot be moved to another temporary home, placed in the custody of other individuals, or placed in a permanent home without the full knowledge, approval and consent of the Animal Haven.
     

  • If Foster Caregiver plans to move at any time while the Foster Animal(s) are in Foster Caregiver's care and custody, Foster Caregiver agrees to contact the Animal Haven prior to moving and to provide the Animal Haven with Foster Caregiver’s new contact information, including his/her new address and telephone number(s).
     

  • Foster Caregiver understands that the Animal Haven has the right to request return of the Foster Animal(s) at any time, without prior notice, and for any reason. Foster Caregiver agrees to return the Foster Animal(s) to the Animal Haven immediately upon the Animal Haven's request. Foster Caregiver agrees to provide the Animal Haven with access to his/her premises if necessary to facilitate the return of the Foster Animal(s) to the Animal Haven. If the Animal Haven is required to undertake any action to enforce this provision of this Agreement, Foster Caregiver agrees to indemnify the Animal Haven of all court costs and attorneys' fees incurred in connection with such action.
     

  • If at any point Foster Caregiver can no longer, or does not want to, continue to provide temporary care and custody of the Foster Animal(s), Foster Caregiver will contact the Animal Haven and return the Foster Animal(s) to the Animal Haven.
     

  • Foster Caregiver is undertaking the obligations herein with no claim, now or in the future, to any type of compensation or reimbursement for caring for the Foster Animal(s). Foster Caregiver agrees that the opportunity given to him/her to care for the Foster Animal(s) and the satisfaction and enjoyment that Foster Caregiver receives from caring for the Foster Animal(s) are of significant benefit to Foster Caregiver and serve as proper legal consideration in exchange for Foster Caregiver's agreements stated herein.
     

  • Foster Caregiver agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Animal Haven from any direct or consequential damages arising from this Foster Care Agreement. This includes any and all manner of actions and causes of actions, suits, debts, dues, accounts, bonds, covenants, agreements, judgments, claims, and demands whatsoever arising from or relating to the foster, care, custody and/or possession of the Foster Animal(s).
     

  • This Agreement is the entire agreement between the parties, there are no oral promises or representations made in addition to this Agreement, and this Agreement may only be changed in a writing signed by both the Animal Haven and the Foster Caregiver.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have signed and acknowledged this Agreement, effective the day and year submitted.

Foster Caregiver Information
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