Volunteer Agreement and Release:
The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ("the BC SPCA")
In consideration of being permitted to participate in the Volunteer Programs of the BC SPCA, I, the undersigned, agree to assume all risk of loss or injury, including death, to myself or damage to my property while on any of the premises of the BC SPCA including its Shelters, Hospitals, and elsewhere while participating in any Volunteer Programs, and hereby release and waive any right of action I presently have or may in the future acquire against the BC SPCA, their heirs, assigns, servants, agents or volunteers for any such loss or injury, even though such loss or injury is caused by the negligence or default of the BC SPCA, its servants, agents or its volunteers, whether acting in the scope of employment or not. I acknowledge that the animals of the BC SPCA are not trained by the BC SPCA and that they can be unpredictable and dangerous.
I also acknowledge the BC SPCA strongly recommends I keep current with my tetanus immunizations, and to consult my physician about this and any other concerns relating to working with animals. If I have any reason to suspect I am pregnant, the BC SPCA recommends I may wish to ask my physician about working with cats.
I hereby waive for my personal representatives and dependants all such claims or rights of action aforementioned that the undersigned or my personal representative and dependants may herein have against the BC SPCA, their heirs, assigns, servants, agents or volunteers.
I acknowledge that I am of the full age and that I have read this release and have voluntarily accepted it. I also acknowledge that the Senior Staff person present is in full and total charge of the facility.
In consideration of being permitted to participate in the Volunteer Programs of the BC SPCA, I have read and agree to abide by the BC SPCA Code of Ethics and the Volunteer Orientation Manual.