Mitten Misfits Farm Sanctuary and Focus On Love Foundation

Waiver, Release & Indemnification Agreement

This agreement is entered into with Mitten Misfits Farm Sanctuary and Focus On Love Foundation (The Organizations) and the registering Participant, or in the case of registering a participating minor, the registering parent or legal guardian is the Participant (The Participant). To permit The Participant to participate in on-farm activities. This agreement is for the benefit of the Organizations and each of their staff members, employees, officers, directors, agents, volunteers, and representative (known individually as “indemnity” and collectively as “indemnities”).

The Participant has been advised that the activity of working with animals and farm equipment is hazardous. Animals can behave unpredictably, and may react intensely when startled, frustrated, frightened, injured, or ill. As such The Organizations cannot be held liable for injuries or accidents that may occur as a result of working with animals or farm equipment. Participants understand that the following are some, but not all, of the risks associated with working with and around animals.

·         Biting, scratching, head-butting, kicking, dragging, pushing, and pulling by animals

·         Slips/trips/falls resulting from uneven/wet floors or equipment

·         Water, cleaners, chemicals, or medications sprayed in eyes, on clothing and/or skin

·         Flea/tick bites, ringworm infection, and other parasitic and contagious/zoonotic diseases

·         Animal illness exposure to animals at home

·         Injuries related to lifting/handling animals, food, or equipment

·         Loss of and/or damage to personal property

·         Damage to vehicles parked on Mitten Misfits Farm Sanctuary property

The Participant is aware that injuries, loss of or damage to personal property, and possibly death may occur as a result of participation at Mitten Misfits Farm Sanctuary and Focus On Love Foundation events. The Participant agrees that the Organizations and their indemnities shall not be held responsible nor liable for any personal or other injury including death, damage, loss, or expense to The Participant or their property, whether such injury, death, damage, loss or expense is cause by negligence of The Organizations, any indemnities, or a third party.

The Participant and their heirs, executors, parent(s), legal guardian(s), and administrators agree to hold harmless each indemnity against all manner of legal actions, such as suits, debts, claims or liability of any kind incurred while The Participant participates at Mitten Misfit Farm Sanctuary and The Organizations events.

The Participants fully, completely, and unconditionally waive and release each indemnity from all rights, liabilities, duties, claims, charges, demands, actions, damages, costs, attorney fees, or expenses of any kind that The Participants may have now or in the future against The Organizations or any indemnities relating to participation at Mitten Misfits Farm Sanctuary activities or events.

The Participant fully represents and warrant that they are physically and mentally fit to safely work with animals and the public at the sanctuary. Should an accident or other medical emergency occur while participating on Mitten Misfit Farm Sanctuary property or while The Participant is en route to or from The Organizations sponsored events, and staff members are unable to timely reach Emergency Contact for medical authorizations, then The Participant hereby gives consent for The Organizations staff members to authorize medical treatment.

The Participant represents and warrants that The Participant has current medical insurance coverage and agrees to be responsible for all billings and debts incurred with respect to such medical treatment or services.

The Participant and/or parent or legal guardian represents and warrants that they have the authority to enter into this Agreement have not been forced nor coerced to enter into this Agreement.

The Participant further authorizes the Focus On Love Foundation and Mitten Misfit Farm Sanctuary to use photographs taken during event for non-profit promotional purposes.

If any provision of the Agreement is found to be unenforceable in any way, it shall be enforced to the maximum extent possible and all other provisions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.