Today's Date: June 1, 2023
Assumptions of Risks: Being a Rancho Compasión visitor or volunteer carries with it inherent risks that cannot be eliminated regardless of care taken to avoid injuries. Risks include, but are not limited to, scratches, bruises, sprains, broken bones, concussions, back and joint injuries, heart attacks, rattlesnake bites, animal bites, kicks or head butts, paralysis and death. I, the undersigned, my heirs and assigns assume all risks of loss or damage or injury, including death that may occur or be sustained while volunteering during or at any event or activity sponsored by Rancho Compasión.
I have read the previous paragraph and I know, understand, and appreciate these and other risks that are inherent in being a volunteer with Rancho Compasión. I hereby assert that my participation is voluntary and that I knowingly assume all such risks.
Waiver: In consideration of being permitted to participate in any way at Rancho Compasión, I, for myself the undersigned, my heirs and assigns, do hereby release, waive, discharge, and covenant not to sue Rancho Compasión, its owners, employees, volunteers, and agents from liability from any and all claims including the negligence of Rancho Compasión, its owners, employees, volunteers, and agents, resulting in personal injury, accidents or illnesses (including death), and property loss arising from, but not limited to, participating as a volunteer at Rancho Compasión. I agree that Rancho Compasión may take my photograph and use my image to promote the purposes and message of Rancho Compasión with no compensation due me.
Indemnification and Hold Harmless: I, the undersigned, my heirs and assigns agree to indemnify and hold Rancho Compasión, its owners, employees, volunteers, and agents or property owners of Rancho Compasión harmless from any and all claims, actions, suits, procedures, costs, expenses, damages and liabilities, including attorney's fees brought as a result of my involvement in being a volunteer at Rancho Compasión, and to reimburse Rancho Compasión for any such expenses incurred.
Acknowledgement of Understanding: I, the undersigned, have read this Rancho Compasión Sanctuary Volunteer Liability Waiver, fully understand its terms, and understand that I am giving up substantial rights, including my right to sue. I acknowledge that I am signing the agreement freely and voluntarily, and intend by my signature to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law.
I, the undersigned, am 18-years of age or older and of sound mind.