CAT - 3 DOGS RESCUE FOSTER APPLICATION AND CONTRACT

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HOUSEHOLD

Have you fostered an animal before? *
Do you currently own/have dogs in your home? *
Do you currently own/have cats in your home? *
Cats are:
Do you own/have in your home other animals (hampster, guinea pig, ferrit, rabbit, ect.)? *
Are all your current pets vaccinated per state law? *
V.  I understand and agree that I can not transfer custody of the cat to anyone without the written consent of 3 Dogs Rescue and I agree to contact 3 Dogs Rescue if ever unable to keep the cat.
    A. In the event that I cannot keep the cat I agree to provide written notice to 3 Dogs Rescue that I need to return the cat.
     B. Upon individual case review;   
          1.  if return to the rescue is a valid option, I understand it may take up to two weeks for 3 Dogs Rescue to make arrangements to bring the cat back into the rescue.
          2.  If return to the rescue is not an option, or not in the best interest of the cat, 3 Dogs Rescue will provide written determination of fact.
          3.  3 Dogs Rescue will consider a plan of rehoming set forth by adopter should this plan be in the better inbterest of the cat.
     C. I agree to assure the cat is fully vetted for age and need prior to 3 Dogs Rescue taking the cat back into custod, or transferring the cat to another owner.
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VI. I understand and agree to exercise normal care in maintaining the health, emotional and physical well being of the cat. Including, but not limited to each of the following:
     A. NOT to physically alter the appearance of the cat (example dock of ears, or tail) unless deemed medically necessary by a vet.
     B. To provide regular grooming of the coat to prevent matting.
     C. To provide proper care of skin and ears.
     D. To maintain this cat on a proper diet at weight and size for its age.
     E. I will provide fresh food, fresh water, maintain clean litter area (as appropriate), and provide appropriate daily exercise and socialization for this cat.
     F. To provide routine preventative care for this cat, especially, but not limited to: vaccines and parasite protection.
     G. To license this cat in accordance with my town/state ordinances.
     H. When not indoors: to always keep this cat within a securely fenced area or supervised.
     I. To provide emergent and/or specialized veterinary care should the need arise. *
VII. I understand and agree that if crate, or kennel confinement are to be utilized as a training tool, or safety measure, they are NOT to be used as punishment, or a lifestyle for this cat. I further agree not to excessively crate, or kennel this cat with the exception of health reasons, or specific extenuating circumstances. *
VIII. I understand and agree that rescue animals come into contact with many animals and environments on their path to adoption. They may be exposed to any number of common illnesses or parasite due to overcrowding, stress, environment changes and transport. We have started these rescued animals on a path of proper care, but at times illness can and may lay dormant with NO visible or detectable signs for up to, or more than to 2 weeks after arrival. Some things that trigger symptoms are stress, changes, and climate change. *
IX. I understand and agree that a fecal result on an adoptive animal can show negative result, however worms/parasites may appear after arrival.  Fecal tests can detect parasites but said animal must have parasites passing/shedding of eggs or segments to test fully positive.  *
X. I understand and agree that cat can claw, chew, mark, have bowel and bladder accidents, and exhibit other undesirable traits or destructive habits unless properly trained, confined or supervised.   *
XI. I understand and agree that the cat described above is a rescue cat. This cats history may not be known by 3 Dogs Rescue. This cat may have been neglected, mistreated, or abused and that special care and precautions may be required. *
XII.  I understand and agree that this cat will need time to adjust to new family, new routine, new surroundings. This adjustment may last several months.
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XIII.  I understand that this cat may require training in basic house manners. *
XIV.  I agree to carefully introduce this cat to my current pets and animals.  This includes, allowing time and space for all animals to adjust.  I will also supervise all pet/animal interactions with this animal until fully acclimated (this may be days, or months).
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XV.  I understand that interactions between my child(ren)* and the cat must be CAREFULLY supervised.  I agree to never leave my child* alone and unsupervised with the cat.
* including other child(ren) in the presence of this cat *
VXI.  I understand and agree to each of the following:
     A. 3 Dogs Rescue cannot and does not guarantee the health or temperament of the cat. 
     B. 3 Dogs Rescue does not guarantee breed of this cat unless specific documentanion is provided with this cat upon arrival into rescue.    *
VXII.  I understand and agree to the following:
     A. The cost for food, training, medical care and all expenses associated with this cat through remainder of its life after adoption are responsibility of person signed below.
     B. 3 Dogs Rescue will not reimburse any expenses incurred on behalf of this cat once this agreement is signed and dated.
     C. I understand and agree that 3 Dogs Rescue did provide care and treatment for this cat while in its care and that a cat is a living being and in such, subject to conditions such as, but not limited to: parasites, ear infections, injury, or  hereditary disorders. 
     D. As the adopter, I understand and agree to provide care and treatment of any condition that arises, or comes to my attention after the date and signing of this agreement. *
VXIII.  All statements made by 3 Dogs Rescue regarding this dogs interactions with children, people and animals and suitability in life situations is based on common-sense observations. 

I understand and agree that I must be aware of the cat and control the cat's interactions with other people and animals at all times.  *
XIX.  I understand and agree that failure to properly supervise this cat's interactions with people and animals can have devastating consequences of which I, as the adopter, are responsible. *
XX.  I understand and agree that if I should fail to perform those acts described in this agreement or give 3 Dogs Rescue reason to fear for the safety or health of this cat, then 3 Dogs Rescue may, at its option, retake possession of the cat and I will forfeit further right to the cat. 
     A. I agree to home and wellbeing checks of this dog to 3 D
ogs Rescue for the life of this cat. *
XXI.  I understand and agree that if this cat is returned to the custody of 3 Dogs Rescue, 3 Dogs Rescue may vet this cat with a veterinarian of their choosing and charge all expenses incurred on behalf of this cat, including, but not limited to treatment of illness, treatment of injury and vaccinations for age, all of which should have been addressed prior to this cats return into rescue to the adopter signed below. *
XXII.  I understand and agree that at the end of the foster-to-adopt trial, should I decide NOT to adopt, I will make provisions to return and deliver the cat and all materials/items received with the cat, to a location and time set forth by 3 Dogs Rescue. *
I understand and agree to hold harmless and release 3 Dogs Rescue and/or its officers, volunteers and other individuals working for and/or assisting with 3 Dogs Rescue from all liability, claims, and/or cause of action arising from any acts, injury and/or occurrences engaged in and/or caused by the cat subject to this agreement, as well as indemnification for damages, court costs, and/or attorney fees incurred by 3 Dogs Rescue and/or its members or volunteers for any court proceedings related to such matters. 

The adoption of this cat shall be deemed to have occurred in the State of Maine and jurisdiction for any dispute lies with the York County, Maine courts. *
I AGREE THAT I HAVE READ THIS FOSTER-TO-ADOPT/TRIAL ADOPTION AGREEMENT AND FULLY UNDERSTAND IT AND AGREE TO BE BOUND TO ITS PROVISIONS. 

I AGREE THAT THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE ORIGINAL FOSTER AND/OR ADOPTION APPLICATION IS MATERIAL TO AND PART OF THIS CONTRACT.


BY TYPING MY NAME BELOW, I AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS FOSTER-TO-ADOPT/TRIAL ADOPTION AGREEMENT.
3 Dogs Rescue, Inc volunteers, and fosters put a lot of time and love into these animals. We would appreciate updates throughout the cat's life as you are able.
MRS Title 7, Chapter 745: SALE OF DOGS AND CATS §4159. "YOU ARE ENTITLED TO A STATEMENT OF CONSUMER RIGHTS AND DISCLOSURE OF YOUR ANIMAL'S HEALTH HISTORY AND THE WARRANTY ON YOUR ANIMAL. YOU MAY ASK TO SEE THESE ITEMS PRIOR TO PURCHASE. MAKE SURE YOU RECEIVE THESE ITEMS AT THE TIME OF PURCHASE." [2007, c. 702, §33 (AMD).] SECTION HISTORY 1995, c. 589, §1 (NEW). 1995, c. 589, §1 (NEW). 2007, c. 702, §33 (AMD).
Adoption fee may be made via PayPal to 3dogsrescue@gmail.com, or by check sent to 3 Dogs Rescue, PO Box 228, Berwick, ME 03901.
SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS CONTRACT, PLEASE CONTACT RESCUE PRIOR TO SIGNING.
Revised: Addition MRS Title 7, Chapter 745: SALE OF DOGS AND CATS §4159. 9/23/2019