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Animal Foster Care Program Agreement


  1. In signing up to be a Foster and in reading this foster care agreement, you are agreeing to follow the rules and procedures established by the Humane Society of Parkersburg which include:

  2. All foster animals are the property of the Humane Society of Parkersburg and will be returned to the Shelter when requested.

  3. Animals in foster care will not be released to any other individual or organization unless directed by Shelter Management.

  4. Foster caregivers will not represent themselves as anything other than a Foster Parent or Volunteer of the Humane Society of Parkersburg.Any other representation to any individual, group and/or organization will only be made at the consent of the management of the Humane Society.

  5. No advertisement, regardless of media, will be placed on behalf of the foster animal and/or the Humane Society without our consent.

  6. All decisions as to final disposition of the foster animal will be the sole discretion of Shelter Management.

  7. All veterinary services will be pre-approved by the Foster Coordinator, Shelter Management or their designee.Any unauthorized charges for medical care and services will be the liability of the foster caregiver and may not be reimbursed.

  8. Foster caregivers will make every attempt to participate in special events and accompany the animal in order to facilitate adoption.

  9. Foster caregivers will bring their foster animal to the Shelter when requested for purposes of allowing approved (potential) adopters to meet the foster animal.They will make their best effort to make arrangements with approved adopters to meet their foster animal at an agreed upon location and time as soon as possible upon request.

  10. The Foster Parent will notify us of needs such as food, toys, bedding, crates, etc.Purchases made by you as a Foster without advance approval by the Foster Coordinator, Shelter Management or designee, may not reimbursed.

  11. The Foster Parent agrees to hold harmless the Humane Society of Parkersburg, its agents and staff for any and all damages, illness, or injury caused due to or directly by the animal in their custody.


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