Hold Harmless Agreement

Waiver of Liability & Hold Harmless Agreement for FCHS Volunteers and Fosters

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1) In consideration for receiving permission to participate in Floyd County Humane Society activities and the Floyd County Animal Shelter, I hereby release, waive, discharge and covenant not to sue the Floyd County Humane Society or the County of Floyd, Virginia, their officers and agents (hereinafter referred to as releasees) from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions and causes of action whatsoever arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury, including death, that may be sustained by me, or any of the property belonging to me, whether caused by the negligence of the releasees, or otherwise, while participating in such activity, or while in, on or upon the premises where the activity is being conducted.

2) I am fully aware of the risks involved and hazards connected with such activities, including but not limited to injuries due to dog or cat bites or scratches, and I am fully aware that there may be risks and hazards unknown to me connected with such activities, and I hereby elect to voluntarily participate in said activity with full knowledge that said activity may be hazardous to me and my property. I voluntarily assume full responsibility for any risks of loss, property damage or personal injury, including death, that may be sustained by me, or any loss or damage to property owned by me, as a result of being engaged in such an activity, whether caused by the negligence of releasees or otherwise.

3) I further hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless the releasees from any loss, liability, damage or costs, including court costs and attorney fees, that they may incur due to my participation in said activity, whether caused by negligence of releasees or otherwise.

4) It is my express intent that this Waiver of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement shall bind the members of my family and spouse, if I am alive, and my heirs, assigns and personal representative, if I am deceased, and shall be deemed as a Release, Waiver, Discharge and Covenant Not to Sue the above named releasees.

5) In signing this release, I certify that I have never been convicted of animal cruelty, neglect, or abandonment.

6) In signing this release, I acknowledge and represent that I have read the foregoing Waiver of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement, understand it and sign it voluntarily as my own free act and deed; no oral representations, statements, or inducements, apart from the foregoing written agreement, have been made; I am at least eighteen (18) years of age and fully competent; and I execute this release for full, adequate and complete consideration fully intending to be bound by the same.

P.O. Box 862, Floyd, VA 24091
540-745-7207 | info@floydhumanesociety.org | www.floydhumanesociety.org
Updated January 5, 2021