I, the undersigned volunteer, understand that as a participant in the Kerrville Pets Alive/Kerr County Animal Services, my status with respect to the County of Kerrville is that of a volunteer only, and that I am not entitled to any compensation for performance of duties as a volunteer and that I am not entitled to any city employee benefits, of any kind or character, and am not covered by any Worker’s Compensation program.
I also acknowledge and agree to maintain the confidentiality of any information I may obtain during my work as a volunteer and understand that my work and communication regarding County business are subject to open records requests.
I acknowledge and agree that I am aware of and assume the many risks associated with being around animals, including but not limited to the risks of being bitten, scratched, jumped upon, knocked over, chased, tripped, infected with a disease, or otherwise injured or frightened, as well as the risks of damage to personal property, and that County of Kerrville, Kerrville Animal Services Division, the County Manager, County council, officers and employees cannot guarantee mc or anyone else what type of temperament the animal(s) I am volunteering with may have.
Due to the potential hazard of working with animals currently being maintained by the Kerr County Animal Shelter, any visitor or volunteer who is allowed in areas of interaction with the animals, or any volunteer who may interact with animals, must sign this release of liability. In the event of an injury to a visitor or volunteer, the Kerr County (or any employee of the County), will not be held responsible. I am aware that accidents resulting in personal injury and property damage sometimes occur during participation in the activities described above and particularly can occur while I am participating in any activity working with animals.
In consideration of my participation as a volunteer in the Kerrville Pets Alive/ Kerr County Animal Care Services Volunteer Program, I expressly hold harmless from and waive against the Kerr County, Kerrville Pets Alive!, Animal Care Services Division, the County Manager, County Council, officers and employees, any and all claims for medical expenses, loss of services, injury to person or property, death, or other claims, actions, or liabilities made, regardless of the cause of such claims, actions, or liabilities or any concurrent or contributing fault or negligence of the County or its representatives as such may result from my volunteer activities. In further consideration for my participation as a volunteer, I also agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Kerr County, Kerrville Pets Alive!,Animal Care Services Division, the County Manager, County Council, Officers and Employees, from and against any and all suits, actions, losses, damages, claims, or liabilities of any character, type, or description, including attorney’s fees and court costs, made by third parties against the city or its representatives which may result from my actions. I understand that Kerr County, Kerrville Pets Alive!, animal care services division, the county manager, city council, officers and employees are not waiving any sovereign or governmental immunity, which it or they have under Texas law. I have read and understand this release and signed it voluntarily and with full knowledge of its significance. Iam over the age of 18 years, or the guardian of a youth volunteer, and am competent to sign this release.