RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS AND EXPRESS ASSUMPTION OF RISK
I do hereby acknowledge that I am fully aware of the inherent hazards and risks associated with activities at River’s Wish Animal Sanctuary of which I am about to engage in either as a visitor or as a volunteer.
I understand that horses and cows can be dangerous animals – regardless of their previous training and past performance – their reactions to sound, movements, unfamiliar environment, objects, persons or other animals are unpredictable. I understand that horses or cows can run, buck, bite, kick, shy, stumble, rear, trample, scratch, peck, fall, make unpredictable movements, spook, jump, butt, step on a persons feet, push or shove without warning or apparent cause.
I understand that all large farm and domestic animal activities and equipment at River’s Wish can be dangerous and there is a risk of serious injury with potential for cuts, abrasions, broken bones, severe injuries to the head, neck and back which could result in permanent disability and even death.
Inherent hazards and risks of participating in activities at River’s Wish Animal Sanctuary include but are not limited to:
- The unpredictable nature of horses, cows, goats, pigs, sheep, fowl and rabbits
- Possible equipment failure or malfunction
- My own negligence or the negligence of others including other visitors of River’s Wish Animal Sanctuary
- Cold weather and heat related injuries and illness including but not limited to, frost bite, heat exhaustion, heat stroke, sunburn, hypothermia and dehydration
- Natural hazards such as the surface or subsurface conditions of the grounds
- Attack by or encounter with insects, wild animals, barn cats or dogs that may be present at the sanctuary.
In consideration of being permitted to participate at River’s Wish Animal Sanctuary:
I hereby attest to the fact that with respect to any and all injury, disability, death or loss or damage to person or property, I am covered by my own medical, disability, life and property insurance or in the absence of insurance I will be personally liable for any and all associated costs.
I hereby release and hold harmless with respect to any and all injury, disability, death or loss or damage to person or property, whether caused by negligence or otherwise, River’s Wish Animal Sanctuary and the officers, directors, employees, representatives, agents and volunteers of River’s Wish Animal Sanctuary from any liability and responsibility whatsoever and for any claims or causes of action that I, my estate, heirs, survivors, executors or assigns may have for personal injury, property, damage or wrongful death arising from the above activities whether caused by active or passive negligence or otherwise.
By entering into this agreement, I am not relying on any oral or written representation or statements made other than what is set forth in this agreement. This agreement shall be binding to the fullest extent permitted by law. If any provision of this release is found to be unenforceable, the remaining terms shall be enforceable.
I have read this release of liability, waiver of claims and assumption of risk agreement, and I fully understand its terms, and understand that I have given up legal rights by signing it and I sign it freely and voluntarily without any inducement.
February 8, 2023