In accordance with the "Tennessee Spay/Neuter Law" as set forth in T.C.A. Section 44-17-502, et seq., Hardeman Adoptable Animals, Inc., and/or the Hardeman County Animal Control Shelter, hereinafter referred to as "agency," does hereby offer for adoption and new owner does hereby accept for adoption the identified dog:
1. For any dog that has not been spayed or neutered, the new owner shall have the above identified dog spayed or neutered by a licensed veterinarian:
(a) Within thirty (30) days of the date of the adoption, if such dog is sexually mature; or
(b) Within thirty (30) days after the dog reaches six (6) months of age, if the dog is not sexually mature at the time of adoption.
Nothing in this section shall preclude the spaying or neutering of a sexually immature dog at the discretion of a licensed veterinarian with the consent of the new owner.
2. If the dog being adopted has not been spayed or neutered, the new owner may request and shall receive a refund of one hundred dollars ($100) from the agency upon providing confirmation of the spaying or neutering.
If the new owner fails to have the above identified dog spayed or neutered within the time frame established by Section 44-17-502, or if the spaying or neutering is timely performed, but the new owner fails to request the return of the deposit within an additional fifteen (15) days after the date by which the spaying or neutering is required to be performed, such deposit shall be forfeited to the agency.
3. If the adoption fails to comply with the provisions set forth herein and set forth in T.C.A. Section 44-17- 502, et. seq., the agency may file a petition with a court competent jurisdiction seeking compliance and/or requesting return of the dog to the agency from which it was adopted.
Adopter's Name (PLEASE PRINT) _______________________________________
Adopter's Signature_________________________________________________ Date ___________
Agency Representative______________________________________________ Date ___________