Dog Surrender Agreement

I have given permission to contact my veterinarian for all necessary information regarding the animal(s) and I agree with the disclosure of all medical information by a medical provider. I understand that once I have abandoned the animal, the animal is no longer available for return and [The Sanctuary] is not required to obtain information about the animal (the animals). Unfortunately, the world we live in is rarely ideal and you need to be careful to protect your organization when it comes to defining a capitulation policy for new residents. We have heard far too many stories from organizations and former custodians calling for animals transferred to protected areas to be returned, either because they have changed their minds or because they have changed the circumstances and wanted to recover the animal they have returned to the custody of the protected area. We have even heard reports from previous capitulants who threatened sanctuaries with litigation, or even worse, harassment and intimidation. Below is an example of the discount clause you could implement in your document: While no written contract is immune to legal challenge, it is important that you create and implement the remittance documentation in your new sanctuary resident admission policies. Documentation should be detailed: Like all sample documents in The Open Sanctuary Project, please use this example language as a starting point and have all of your organization`s contracts and forms checked before being used by a lawyer in your area, to ensure they follow all the necessary rules and cover all your bases! You can find more information in our disclaimer.. . .

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