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Rockwall Pets Agreement and General Release

1. In the course of performing volunteer services for Rockwall Pets I agree:
SpaceTo read the Volunteer Handbook and otherwise complete all required orientation, training, and paperwork relating to my volunteer position.
SpaceTo read and to obey all rules and safety regulations. I acknowledge that Rockwall Pets has the right to revoke volunteer privileges if these rules and regulations are not followed.
SpaceTo treat all Rockwall Pets staff, volunteers, the animals, property, tools, and equipment with respect and kindness. I will also return all Rockwall Pets property when my volunteer relationship ends.
SpaceThat either I or Rockwall Pets can terminate this relationship at will.

2. 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.

3. I hereby agree to be legally and financially responsible and will indemnify and hold Rockwall Pets harmless for my own acts and omissions relating to the service I am voluntarily providing. I acknowledge that I am responsible for providing my own medical, liability, and auto insurance during my volunteer service. I understand that I am not covered by workers’ compensation nor insured by Rockwall Pets during the performance of my volunteer duties including when driving a vehicle or transporting an animal.

4. As a volunteer, I may come into contact with and interact with animals, and such work entails risk of personal injury due to proximity to animals, long-distance driving, and other considerations. These include, but are not limited to, being bitten, clawed, tripped, and possibly exposed to zoonotic diseases. I understand and agree that as a volunteer I assume all risks of loss or injury, including death to myself or damage to my property while participating in the volunteer program. I understand the possible risk of bringing home illnesses to personal pets or vice versa and must have current vaccinations for animals at home. I understand that I must be current on my tetanus vaccination.

5. I understand that as a volunteer of Rockwall Pets, I may be recorded on film, video or other electronic recording media. I hereby consent to such recording and to the use by Rockwall Pets of any recorded images or other media recordings of my name and likeness for any purpose related to furtherance of the objectives of Rockwall Pets, including use in media such as newspapers, magazines, television and websites.

6. I hereby agree that I, my assignees, heirs, distributees, guardians, and legal representatives will not make a claim against, sue, or attach the property of Rockwall Pets for injury or damage resulting from any act, omission, negligence or other acts, howsoever caused, by any employee, agent, contractor, or representative of Rockwall Pets as a result of my participation in activities and performance of my volunteer services.

7. During my association with Rockwall Pets and thereafter, I will keep confidential, refrain from disclosing to others, and use only in the performance of my volunteer duties, all confidential information that I learn about during the course of my association. Examples of confidential information include, but are not limited to, information on finances, membership, donors or adopters.

8. I have read this Release Agreement and fully understand that I will relinquish all claims or actions known now or in the future against Rockwall Pets. I acknowledge that this agreement will apply to the entire term of my volunteer relationship, starting with the date I first perform volunteer duties for Rockwall Pets, even if it pre-dates the date of this agreement, and continuing as long as I continue to be a volunteer.

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