Foster Care Agreement & Liability Release

This agreement is between the Medina County SPCA, a non-profit, Ohio Corporation operating as a county humane society pursuant to O.R.C. Chapter 1717 and…

Foster Agreement

Fostering is a responsibility and a privilege. The policies below are created to ensure the safety and health of the animals.  Please read the policies below and understand these must be agreed to and met in order to foster for the Medina County SPCA.

Upon reading the statements, please initial that you understand and are willing to comply with these policies.

I agree to permit a MCSPCA representative to visit my home and inspect all ​animal(s), medical records and observe where the foster animal(s) will be kept.
Upon request by the MCSPCA, I will return the animal(s) to the MCSPCA within 24 ​hours or less.

​If a foster animal is seriously injured, dies or experiences any serious health ​problem, I will call the MCSPCA immediately and get instructions from the staff.

​I will call the MCSPCA staff for approval before taking the animal(s) to an approved veterinarian.

I will assume all financial responsibility for the foster animal(s) if I take them to any
​veterinarian other than those approved by the MCSPCA or if I take them without

​The MCSPCA will provide food, litter and any other supplies when available. Any
​additional expenses incurred will be my responsibility unless approved by the
​Director of Operations before purchasing.

I may not sell, give away or otherwise transfer ownership or possession of the
​animal(s) to another party without written permission by the MCSPCA. If I can no
​longer care for the animal(s), it must be returned immediately to the MCSPCA.

I understand that I will not be contacted for my consent if the situation should arise
​that the foster animal(s) are deemed unfit for adoption and must be euthanized.

I agree to adopt out an animal ONLY with specific permission from the Director of 

I agree to keep the animal(s) confined or securely tethered at all times and shall not
​allow the animal(s) to run free outdoors.

I understand that some animals may have been seized as part of a cruelty
​investigation. These animals are potentially evidence in a criminal case and are not
​property of either the MCSPCA or the Foster Home. This means that a court could
​order the animal(s) to be returned to the defendant/owner. I agree to comply with
​any court order directed to the MCSPCA.

​I accept responsibility for the care and well-being of the animal(s) I accept to foster
​until the animal is adopted or returned to the MCSPCA.

I understand that the animals may have been rescued from situations of neglect
​or abuse, and although MCSPCA may provide some information about an animal,
​the MCSPCA can never guarantee its health, behavior or disposition. I therefore
​hold harmless and will indemnify the MCSPCA against all liability and claims for
​losses and damages to persons or property in connection with the animal(s),
​including but not limited to damages to damages from animal bites/attacks and
​claims of negligence on part of the MCSPCA. I waive any remedy for damages
​which is not specifically contained in this Agreement.

I have carefully read this agreement and fully understand its contents. I