In Our Hands Rescue Spay & Neuter Contract
I agree to have the above described pet altered no later than 6 months of age (___/___/_____ ) by a licensed veterinarian of my choosing.
If my pet is 6 months of age or older, In Our Hands Rescue, Inc. agrees to spay/neuter at an IOHR at a rescue only facility in queens. If adopter chooses not to have the pet spay/neutered at the rescue only facility, adopter must provide proof of altering within 4 weeks of adoption via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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If my pet is less than 6 months old, In Our Hands Rescue, Inc. agrees to spay/neuter at an IOHR at a rescue only facility in queens. If adopter chooses not to have the pet spay/neutered at the rescue only facility, adopter must provide proof of altering within 4 weeks of 6 month age point. If adoptive pet is not altered by 6 months of age, owner must provide signed veterinarian records from a licensed veterinarian explaining the reasons why a delay of spay/neuter is in the best interest of the adoptive pet.
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Low-cost spay/neuter services are available through organizations such as ASPCA Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic, Humane Society of NY, The Toby Project (for Pitbull breeds), and Helping Paw. For additional information, visit:
I understand that by voluntarily signing this agreement, I am entering into a legal and binding contract with In Our Hands Rescue, Inc. (IOHR). Breach of any term(s) of this agreement is deemed actionable by IOHR. In the event there is a violation of the agreement, I agree to pay a minimum of $1,500.00 in damages. Additionally, in order to facilitate the collection of damages for breach of contract, I waive any challenge to venue and agree that the appropriate venue for this matter is the State of New York and the County of New York. Furthermore, I agree to accept service of process by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the address provided in this adoption contract, and specifically waive any right to receive personal service.
I certify that I have read and understand the terms of this Spay / Neuter Agreement. I acknowledge that failure to comply with these terms shall result in legal action and/or immediate return of the adopted pet to In Our Hands Rescue, Inc.
Adoptive Owner: Within seven (7) days of the completion of the surgery, official veterinarian records must be submitted to In Our Hands Rescue, Inc. via e-mail to: email@example.com. Owner acknowledges it is his/her responsibility to ensure compliance with this requirement.
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