Whereas, in consideration of being permitted to associate with the aforementioned entities (herein after known as the “rescue”), and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, Undersigned agrees to the following: Undersigned agrees to indemnify, hold harmless and defend the rescue from any and all fault, liabilities, costs, expenses, claims, demands, or lawsuits arising out of, relating to, or connected with Undersigned’s presence arising from voluntary rescue involvement; and, any and all acts or omissions of Undersigned. Undersigned furthermore waives for himself/herself and for his/her executors, personal representatives, administrators, assignees, heirs, and next of kin, any and all rights and claims for damages, losses, demands and any other actions or claims whatsoever, which he/she may have or which may arise against the rescue and/or dogs associated with the rescue (including but not limited to the death of Undersigned and or any and all injuries, damages, or illnesses suffered by Undersigned or Undersigned’s animals), which may, in any way whatsoever, arise out of, or related to or be connected with: contact with dogs; presence on premises in which the dogs are kept, including any latent defect in the premises and/or dogs; Undersigned’s presence on or use of said Premises and dogs; and the Undersigned’s property (whether or not entrusted to/by the rescue). The rescue shall not be liable for acts of the Undersigned, on behalf of himself/herself and on behalf of his/her executors, personal representatives, assignees, heirs, and next of kin, and hereby expressly releases the rescue from any and all such claims and liabilities. Undersigned hereby expressly assumes the risk of taking part in the engagement with the rescue and taking part in the activities with the rescue, which include, but are not limited to, exercising the dogs, caring for the dog in public, and fostering the dogs within my home. Undersigned hereby acknowledges, and agrees, that Undersigned has read this instrument and understands its terms and is executing this instrument voluntarily. Undersigned furthermore hereby acknowledges and agrees that he/she has read, understands and will at all times abide by all rescue rules and procedures and any other rules and procedures stated by the rescue and its affiliates. Undersigned expressly agrees that this instrument is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by law, and that if any provision of this instrument is held invalid or otherwise unenforceable, the enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not be impaired thereby. No remedy conferred by any of the specific provisions of this instrument is intended exclusive of any other remedy, and each and every remedy shall be cumulative and shall be in addition to every other remedy now or hereafter existing at law or in equity or by statute or otherwise. The election of any one or more remedy hereunder by the rescue shall not constitute any waiver of the rescue’s right to pursue other available remedies. This instrument binds Undersigned and he/her executors, personal representatives, administrators, assignees, heirs and next of kin. This Agreement contains the entire agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter within the Agreement. This Agreement supersedes any prior agreements, understandings, or negotiations, whether written or oral. This Agreement can only be amended through a written document formally executed by all parties. If a suit, action, arbitration or other proceeding of any nature whatsoever is instituted in connection with any controversy arising out of this Agreement, or to interpret or enforce any rights under this Agreement, the prevailing party may recover associated fees and costs with the filing of the suit, action, arbitration or other proceeding. *
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