a) As a representative of ESRA, I will at all times conduct myself in a helpful, courteous, and honest manner such that my behavior brings credit to the image of ESRA and animal rescue in general.
b) I will abide by all written contracts entered into with a releasing agency or person.
c) I will return phone calls to and reply to emails from agencies/private owners with animals in a timely manner. If I am unable to respond promptly, I will make alternative provisions to have calls/emails handled by another rescue representative.
d) I will respect the privacy of all emails/posts to any ESRA lists of which I am a member and will not cross-post, forward, or otherwise share the content of these emails with anyone outside of ESRA without the consent of the author(s). ESRA member contact information is for ESRA purposes only. At no time should any information on the list be distributed without clearance from the Board of Directors.
e) By submitting this form, I also give my consent to receive electronic notices and communications from ESRA at the email address I have provided on this form.
5. HOLD HARMLESS
a.) By affixing your signature below, you indicate that you have fully and accurately completed this process. You also indicate your acknowledgement that this electronic signature has the same legal validity as an original signature.
b.) In addition, you indicate your understanding and the understanding of all family members and residents of your household of the risks inherent in working with a rescue dog. Most dogs handled through rescue come to ESRA anonymously. Therefore, ESRA may not be aware of or have knowledge of, nor does ESRA make any representation in regard to any pre-existing health, temperament, or behavior conditions.
c.) You willingly and knowingly agree to join and/or volunteer for ESRA, which may include fostering a dog, and agree to release and hold harmless ESRA and its officers, Board of Directors, members, and volunteers,and agree not to make a claim against ESRA or its officers, Board of Directors, members or volunteers for any matters, now or in the future, that arise out of your services as a member, volunteer, and/or foster home.
d.) If you have applied to become a foster home for ESRA, you also indicate your understanding that such applications are subject to acceptance based on a review process that may require collecting information from an application, phone interview, vet and/or personal reference check, and possibly a home visit. Making decisions about dog placement in adoptive and foster homes is an art, not a science, and applications may be denied for various reasons. This is left to the discretion of the ESRA coordinator after reviewing the above information. ESRA reserves the right to make all decisions regarding placement or final disposition of any rescued dog in its care into a foster or adoptive home. There is absolutely no guarantee made or implied that any person or persons requesting to adopt or foster a Springer Spaniel being fostered through ESRA, or posted on ESRA’s website, will be granted an adoption or approved as a foster home.
e.) Finally, you agree to take all reasonable and necessary precautions to prevent any injury or damage related to your work with ESRA and ESRA foster dogs.You also certify that you currently have, and agree to maintain, appropriate insurance coverage for your home, automobile, airplane, and/or any other vehicles used in your activities related to ESRA.