Love-A-Bull, Inc. - New Volunteer Form

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Volunteer Waiver and Release and Agreement to Indemnify

Love-A-Bull, Inc. (Love-A-Bull) is a private, nonprofit animal welfare organization that was organized to educate and to advocate on behalf of dogs commonly labeled pit bull type dogs. The mission of Love-A-Bull is to promote responsible guardianship and improve the image and lives of pit bull type dogs through community support, education, advocacy and rescue.

Please read and sign the Waiver and Release and Agreement to Indemnify below.

In consideration of the services of Love-A-Bull Inc, their agents, owners, officers, volunteers, employees, and all other persons or entities acting in any capacity on their behalf (hereinafter collectively referred to as "LAB), I hereby agree to release, indemnify, and discharge LAB, on behalf of myself, my spouse, my children, my parents, my heirs, assigns, personal representative and estate as follows:

I acknowledge that my participation Animal Rescue and Animal Training activities entail known and unanticipated risks that could result in physical or emotional injury, paralysis, death, or damage to myself, to property, or to third parties. I understand that such risks simply cannot be eliminated without jeopardizing the essential qualities of the activity. The risks may include but is not limited to: exposure to and travel in rugged terrain, exposure to potentially dangerous wild animals, insect bites, and hazardous plant life; exposure to temperature and weather extremes; losing control of your Animal and falling; my own physical condition, and the physical exertion associated with this activity; major injuries are a risk as are sprains, strains, scratches, bruises, abrasions, cuts, lacerations, broken bones, fractures, musculoskeletal injuries including head, neck, and back injuries; injuries to internal organs; a animal, regardless of its training and usual past behavior, may act unpredictably at times based upon instinct or fright or injured by the animal; animals may do such things as bite, kick,Scratch; transmissible pathogen or disease; Furthermore, LAB personnel have difficult jobs to perform. They seek safety, but they are not infallible. They might be unaware of a participant's fitness or abilities. They might misjudge the weather or other environmental conditions. They may give incomplete warnings or instructions, and the equipment being used might malfunction.

I understand and agree that Love-A-Bull shall incur no liability of any nature as a result of my volunteering for Love-A-Bull.

I understand that Love-A-Bull is not liable for any damage or theft to my products or property and I am fully responsible for any injury sustained by engaging in any and all Love-A-Bull events or Love-A-Bull Volunteer opportunities.

I expressly agree and promise to accept and assume all of the risks existing in this activity. My participation in this activity is purely voluntary, and I elect to participate in spite of the risks.

I fully understand the risks of attending animal-oriented events, and in consideration for being allowed to attend Love-A-Bull events or volunteer opportunities, or for allowing my spouse and children to attend such an event, I hereby release Love-A-Bull, Inc., from any and all claims, damages, inquiries, losses, sums, or any cause of action which may result from, and hereby assume each and every damage incident to, on behalf of myself and my spouse, children, and other persons and animals, I am responsible for or may have legal claims who are attending the event or volunteer opportunity, whether it caused by negligence or otherwise.

Indemnity, release and hold harmless agreement in favor of LAB:

I hereby voluntarily release, forever discharge and agree to indemnify and hold harmless LAB from any and all claims, demands, or causes of action based upon or arising out of injuries, including death, to persons, or damages to or destruction of property, sustained or alleged to have been sustained in connection with, arising out of, or in any way related to my participation in this activity or my use of LAB’s equipment or facilities, including any such claims, demands or causes of action which are based or founded, in whole or in part, upon the alleged negligent acts or omissions of LAB.

Should LAB or anyone acting on their behalf, be required to incur attorney's fees and costs to enforce this agreement, I agree to indemnify and hold them harmless for all such fees and costs.

I certify that I have adequate insurance to cover any injury or damage I may cause or suffer while participating, or else I agree to bear the costs of such injury or damage myself. I further certify that I am willing to assume the risk of any medical or physical condition I may have.

In the event that I file a lawsuit against LAB, I agree to do so solely in the state of Texas and I further agree that the substantive law of that state shall apply in that action without regard to the conflict of law rules of that state. I agree that if any portion of this agreement is found to be void or unenforceable, the remaining document shall remain in full force and effect.

By signing this document, I acknowledge that if anyone is hurt or property is damaged during my participation in this activity, I may be found by a court of law to have waived my right to maintain a lawsuit against LAB on the basis of any claim from which I have released them herein. I also agree that this document is valid for subsequent visits and participation at LAB. I have had sufficient opportunity to read this entire document. I have read and understood it, and I agree to be bound by its terms.

Parent's or Guardian's Additional Indemnification

In consideration of the following minor(s):

being permitted by LAB to participate in its activities and to use its equipment and facilities, I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless LAB from any and all claims which are brought by, or on behalf of minor(s), and which are in any way connected with such use or participation by minor(s).

Volunteer Policies and Procedures

The following are the Policies and Procedures for Love-A-Bull which you are responsible to follow at all times. All volunteers for Love-A-Bull are required to sign this agreement. Following these rules will make your Love-A-Bull volunteer experience a successful and fulfilling one and will protect the organization from harm.

I will abide by all Love-A-Bull Policies and Procedures.

I will represent the Love-A-Bull program in a professional manner and be prompt and on time for every commitment made.

I will be well-groomed. Comfortable and casual clothing is acceptable, with an emphasis on neatness and professionalism. No torn jeans, sleeveless shirts or open toe shoes/sandals/flip-flops are acceptable.

I will clean up after any animal I handle.

I will not tie animals to people, equipment or furniture. I will always keep its leash firmly in my control.

I will not be under the influence of alcohol and/or illegal drugs when volunteering.

I will not borrow money or personal items, or receive personal tips, gifts or money from people I visit. Any donations received will be turned over to Love-A-Bull.

I understand and agree that all services performed by me will be performed on a strictly voluntary basis and that I will receive no remuneration, pay or compensation of any kind.

I understand that handling animals and performing other volunteer tasks that there is a risk of injury, including physical harm or death, and that all services performed by me will be done at its own risk. I understand Love-A-Bull strongly recommends that I keep current my tetanus immunization.

I will not charge a fee for services in my role as a Love-A-Bull representative.

In case of an accident or unusual occurrence I will immediately notify a Love-A-Bull Board member or representative.

I understand I must obtain approved written permission from Love-A-Bull for each proposed usage of the Love-A-Bull name/logo or Pit Crew name/logo.

I understand Love-A-Bull materials and logos are the property of Love-A-Bull and I will not use them without express written consent of a Love-A-Bull Board Member.