The foster cat shall hereinafter be referred to as “the cat”. The aforementioned person shall hereinafter be referred to as “I” or the “foster parent”. Operation Hood shall hereinafter be referred to as “Op Hood”.Any cat offered for foster care is the sole property of Op Hood. The cat’s health and behavior has been accurately represented to the foster parent, to the best possible knowledge of Op Hood. Op Hood cannot, and does not, make any guarantees as to the health, temperament, mental disposition, or training of the cat. Op Hood shall not be held liable for any illnesses or defects the cat may have or develop, or for any injury or damage that the cat may cause. The foster parent hereby fosters the cat at his/her own risk.
I agree to foster a cat for Operation Hood for a limited period of time. I understand that I am acting as a temporary custodian of any and all cats fostered for Op Hood and that Op Hood retains sole ownership rights of any cat offered for foster care. I consent to the following terms and conditions of the foster agreement.
I will care for the cat humanely – it will be a household companion and will not be kept outside.
I will provide the cat with affection, socialization and regular exercise, appropriate to his/her health and physical condition.
I will provide the cat with food and water, clean bedding and appropriate toys.
I will never leave the cat without proper care for more than 24 hours and I will never leave the cat unsupervised/unattended in any vehicle.
I will contact Op Hood immediately if the cat becomes ill or injured and will seek timely veterinary care. I will provide a detailed description of the situation and a number where I can be reached. If my call is not returned within one hour, I will be deemed authorized to proceed with necessary treatment as recommended by Leavells Animal Hospital. I understand that I will be reimbursed for any illness/condition not resulting from my care, if I provide Op Hood with receipts for all services rendered. I understand that I will not be reimbursed for any injury sustained by the cat while in my care due to abuse or negligence.
I will use my best judgement and take all necessary precautions to protect myself when providing daily care for the foster cat until I have had sufficient time to become familiar with his/her personality and behavior. I will use my best judgement and take all necessary precautions when first introducing the cat to other members of my household and other family pets, as well as with new people and new situations until the cat has become fully adjusted to my home. I will closely supervise all interaction with children.
I will advise Op Hood immediately if the cat is lost or stolen, and make every reasonable effort to recover the cat, including, but not limited to contacting local shelters and veterinarians.
I will advise Op Hood regularly as to the condition and adjustment of the cat. I will allow an Op Hood representative to visit my home to check on the health and welfare of the cat and for the purpose of determining compliance with the terms and conditions of this agreement if deemed necessary.
I will provide monthly written updates, along with pictures, so that Op Hood may update the cat’s online profile.
TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP
I understand that I am acting as a temporary custodian of and all cats fostered for Op Hood and that Op Hood remains the lawful owner of the cat. I will surrender the cat to an Op Hood representative within 48 hours if requested to do so for any reason.
If I decide that I would like to adopt the foster cat, I will advise Op Hood and follow all adoption procedures. I understand while I have been permitted to foster a cat, this does not precipitate permission to adopt. I understand that Op Hood makes the final decision regarding the adoption of this cat, which is based on the best interest of the cat.
If I am no longer able to foster the cat, I will contact Op Hood immediately. Arrangements will be made within 72 hours for an Op Hood representative to reclaim the cat.
I understand that Op Hood cannot and does not make any guarantees as to the health, temperament, mental disposition, and training of the cat. I hereby foster the cat at my own risk.
I fully and completely release Op Hood, its members and volunteers, from any and all claims and liability, including, but not limited to, any defects or illnesses the cat may have or develop, and for any injury or damage to persons, property or other household pets, which may be caused by the cat. I further agree to indemnify and hold Op Hood harmless against any and all claims and liability, including, but not limited to, those asserted by third parties for any injury of damage to persons or property caused by the cat.
I certify that all the animals in my home are current in their vaccinations and heart-worm prevention. I therefore release Op Hood form any and all claims and liability for any illness that my animals might develop, even if said illness might have been procured from the cat fostered for Op Hood.
I certify that I have read this foster agreement in full, and that I understand all the terms and conditions. I understand that if I made any misrepresentation about myself or home environment, or if I don’t abide by all of the terms and conditions of this agreement and my failure to do so in any way jeopardizes or adversely affects the health and welfare of the cat, that Op Hood can terminate this contract for foster care and reclaim the cat without notice, irrespective of any expenditures that I have made and may pursue legal means to so if necessary. I understand that Op Hood may pursue legal means to redress and harm done to the cat. I understand that this contract for foster care is legal and binding and will be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Operation Hood Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charity registered with the IRS and the Virginia Department of Consumer Affairs.