Volunteer Application

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Note: TNR A Better Chance is the parent non-profit organization operating as Kitten Division Adoption Center, Puppy Division and Thrift Shop Kitten Division. All notations of any single one of these listed organizations applies to all regardless of which is noted. By submitting this application, applicant (and parent/guardian if under 18) is signifying that applicant (and parent/guardian if under 18) acknowledges that TNR A Better Chance legally operates under several different names and locations and this application applies to all holdings, organizations, locations, events and activities of TNR A Better Chance.
1. I will abide by the mission, rules, regulations, policies, and programs of TNR A Better Chance while I am a volunteer.
2. I will treat all animals with respect and will work as a team member with other volunteers.
3. I assume the risks of being bitten, scratched, injured, or frightened by any animals in connection with my volunteer work for TNR A Better Chance. TNR A Better Chance is not liable to me for any injuries, damages, liabilities, losses, judgments, costs, or expenses whatsoever, which I might suffer or sustain in connection with the performance of my volunteer activities for TNR A Better Chance. I will indemnify, defend and hold TNR A Better Chance, including the Board of Directors, Officers and volunteers, harmless from and against any claims, lawsuits, injuries, damages, losses, costs or expenses whatsoever, sustained by any companion animal or any person in connection with my intentional misconduct or grossly negligent performance of volunteer activities for TNR A Better Chance, or by my breach of TNR A Better Chance’s rules, regulations, policies, and programs.
4. I am current on my tetanus vaccination and am covered by a health insurance plan. I do not have any serious medical conditions that prohibit me from participating in the typical activities of an animal shelter volunteer.
5. I understand that I may not bring any unauthorized friends, relatives, children, or pets to any TNR A Better Chance facility or event at any time without advance written permission.
6. I understand that I am not entitled to any benefits for my personal companion animals, including free or reduced-price spay/neuter, medical care, animal food, pet supplies, or any other goods or services obtained by TNR A Better Chance. I will not remove or use any pet food or supplies from TNR A Better Chance for my own personal use.
7. I understand that all animals in the care of TNR A Better Chance, or an approved foster, are owned by TNR A Better Chance until such time that a completed and approved adoption application and adoption fee has been paid. If for any reason I have an animal(s) owned by TNR A Better Chance, temporarily in my care, I understand that refusal to return that animal(s) on demand to the custody of an authorized representative of TNR A Better Chance could result in legal action.
8. I authorize TNR A Better Chance to use photographs of me for public relations purposes.
9. I understand and agree that TNR A Better Chance may refuse volunteer applications for any reason.
10. I understand that government issued photo identification, preferable a state issued drivers license or identification card, must be presented at the first occurrence of my volunteer work. I understand that a copy of this identification will be made and will remain a permanent part of my volunteer file.

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