Cat Adoption Contract
Wish to adopt a forever friend? Adoptions take place most Saturdays from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Peppermint Pig Thrift & Gift Shop, 8454 Beechmont Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45255. (Just east of Eight Mile Road).
CAT ADOPTION REQUIREMENTS
Duration: There will be a “trial visit.” The purpose of the trial visit is to determine that the cat in question is or is not acceptable as a pet in the Adopter’s household. Before the beginning date of the trial period, Adopter agrees to pay an Adoption Donation to PPAR, to be held by PPAR pending the outcome of the trial visit.
Adopter’s Obligation: The adopter is to keep the cat safe from harm and to provide normal household care. All expenses, including veterinary, property damage or personal injury, related to the trial visit will be the sole responsibility of the Adopter.
If any illness, injury or death should occur to the cat while in the possession of the Adopter during the trial visit, the Adopter agrees to be responsible and provide any and all needed veterinary care for the cat at Adopter’s sole expense. In the event the cat dies during the trial visit, the Adoption Donation will be kept by PPAR.
During the period of the trial visit, Adopter is required to take the cat to a veterinarian of Adopter’s choice and at Adopter’s expense, to be examined to determine the state of the cat’s general health.
Warranty: PPAR will provide a record of veterinary attention and vaccinations with the cat for the trial visit, to the extent the cat’s medical history is known to PPAR. However, PPAR cannot guarantee the health, behavior, or disposition of any cat, and it makes no warranties, nor representations about the quality, condition, or suitability of the cat, except as provided in the medical history provided to the Adopter. Adopter, therefore, takes possession of the cat as is and with all faults.
Waiver: Adopter knowingly and voluntarily waives any and all liability of PPAR concerning the cat’s behavior, temperament and health during the trial visit.
Adopter may inform PPAR of his desire to complete the transaction and finalize the adoption of the cat at any time during the trial visit, by notifying PPAR. The Adoption Donation being held by PPAR for the “Trial Visit” period will then be deposited for the benefit of PPAR. PPAR will in turn deliver any appropriate medical documentation for the cat that was not previously provided for the trial visit.
Expiration of the Trial Visit Period: The adoption will become final at the end of the trial visit period if the Adopter has not notified PPAR of the need to return the cat. The Adoption Donation will then be deposited for the benefit of PPAR.
Once the adoption has been finalized, Adopter agrees:
- To spay/neuter this cat if not already done at the time of the adoption, and agrees not to breed this cat.
- To keep this animal as an “inside pet” so that it may be an active part of a loving family.
- To provide a regular program of veterinary care for this cat, including, but not limited to annual wellness exams, vaccinations and other testing as recommended by a veterinarian.
- To obtain and keep the appropriate county cat license.
- Adopter also agrees to maintain care and custody of the cat for its lifetime and will not sell, give, or otherwise transfer ownership or possession of the cat to another party. If, at any time during the lifetime of this cat, Adopter is unable to keep the cat, Adopter must notify PPAR and make arrangements to return the cat to PPAR.
- Adopter agrees that, should any check for an Adoption Donation be returned by any bank for any reason, PPAR may enforce this agreement to reclaim the adopted cat. Account holder of the returned check will also be liable for payment for any and all bank fees.
- Adopter agrees that PPAR retains the right to contact Adopter, at its discretion, to visit the cat and ascertain that these adoption conditions are being met. Adopter agrees to cooperate in making this cat and Adopter’s home available to PPAR upon request.
- BY SIGNING THIS AGREEMENT, ADOPTER AGREES THAT PPAR OR ITS DESIGNATED AGENT MAY ENFORCE THIS AGREEMENT TO RECLAIM THE CAT IF ADOPTER FAILS TO COMPLY WITH ANY TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT.
Warranty: PPAR cannot guarantee the health, behavior, or disposition of any cat, and it makes no warranties, nor representations about the quality, condition, or suitability of the cat, except as provided in the medical history provided to the Adopter. Adopter, therefore, takes possession of the cat as is and with all faults.
Waiver: Adopter knowingly and voluntarily agrees to release, hold harmless and indemnify PPAR, its Officers and Directors, and its successors or assignees, as well as the foster of the cat from any liability and all claims for losses and damages to persons or property incurred as a result of this adoption, or caused by the actions of the cat adopted herein. Adopter waives any remedy for damages which is not specifically contained in this Agreement.
Adopter further agrees that in the event that this waiver of liability is found to be unenforceable by a court of law, any damages which may be assessed against PPAR will be limited to the amount of money given by the Adopter as the Adoption Donation.
RETURNING THE CAT
During Trial Visit: If the Adopter finds the cat is not suitable during this trial period, Adopter must notify PPAR in order to arrange a mutually agreeable date and time for the cat’s return. The Adoption Donation will be returned to the Adopter once the cat is returned to PPAR in its original condition as of the start of the trial visit.
All expenses, including veterinary, property damage or personal injury, related to the trial visit will be the sole responsibility of the Adopter. Any expenses paid by PPAR related to the trial visit will be deducted from the Adoption Donation, and the balance returned to Adopter.
If Adopter determines that there is a medical reason not to complete the adoption transaction, Adopter must provide a description of the medical reason in writing from Adopter’s veterinarian to PPAR. The cat is then to be returned within the time period of the trial visit.
After Adoption: Adopter agrees to maintain care and custody of the cat for its lifetime and will not sell, give, or otherwise transfer ownership or possession of the cat to another party. If, at any time during the lifetime of this cat, Adopter is unable to keep the cat, Adopter must notify PPAR and make arrangements to return the cat to PPAR.
This document represents the entire agreement between the parties, and no prior or contemporaneous communications of any kind shall modify the agreement. This Agreement shall not be amended nor modified without a written explanation and endorsement signed by the Adopter and an Officer of PPAR. If any provision of this agreement is found to be invalid, then it will be severed, and the remaining provisions of the agreement will still be binding on the parties. This Agreement will be governed by Ohio law. Any action to enforce or interpret this Agreement must be made in the appropriate court within the jurisdiction of Hamilton County, Ohio. The failure of PPAR to insist on the performance of any of the terms of this Agreement will not waive nor bar future enforcement of such terms.