WAIVER, RELEASE, HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT
I, (parent/legal guardian’s name) am the parent/legal guardian of (minor’s name), whose date of birth is (minor’s DOB) (hereinafter "minor. I hereby certify that I am over eighteen (18) years of age, and am of sound mind at the time of the execution of this Waiver, Release, Hold Harmless, and Indemnification Agreement (hereinafter “Release”) and agree to the following:
CRUMBS & WHISKERS has available certain cats and other live animals to be played with by customers at the establishment and agrees to allow the minor to play with same in consideration of both the payment of the fees for same and my execution of this Release and agreeing to be bound by its terms.
I am aware of and fully understand the inherent dangers involved in playing with cats and other live animals, including the risk of death and/or personal injury or damage to myself, other persons, my property, and/or the property of others while participating in such activities or having my property at the site of such activities. I further acknowledge that participants in such activities and other person involved in these activities may not be covered under insurance of Crumbs & Whiskers and that customers of Crumbs & Whiskers may not have any right to file a claim against Crumbs & Whiskers insurance policy. I freely and voluntarily execute this Release with such knowledge, and assume full and sole responsibility for the risk of death, personal injury and/or property loss arising from or in any way connected with my participation in the activities provided by the Crumbs & Whiskers.
I, on behalf of the minor, agree to abide by all rules and regulations that Crumbs & Whiskers may impose regarding the cats and other live animals. I, on behalf of the minor, agree to follow all rules and to undertake all activities in a responsible manner. IF I OR THE MINOR AM/ARE UNWILLING OR UNABLE TO FOLLOW ANY RULES, Crumbs & Whiskers WILL TERMINATE MY CONTINUATION OF SUCH ACTIVITIES, AND WE WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REFUND OF OUR FEES.
I, on behalf of the minor, acknowledge that playing with cats and other live animals may not be supervised, and Crumbs & Whiskers staff will not be with the minor and me the entire time we are in contact with the cats and other live animals, but Crumbs & Whiskers staff will remain on the premises to monitor the activity of all current participants, offer guidance and encouragement, and be available to assist in the event of participant difficulty.
The minor has no physical or emotional issue(s), including, but not limited to, any allergies, which would adversely affect his/her ability to play with the cats or other live animals in a safe and appropriate manner.
I and the minor agree not to engage in any activity that will injure or otherwise hurt the cats or other live animals in any manner.
Crumbs & Whiskers reserves and posses the right to remove minor/s off premises at any given time for any given reason.
I and the minor hereby release and forever discharge Crumbs & Whiskers, Homeward Trails Animal Rescue, their respective agents, owners, employees, and independent contractors, and their respective sureties, insurers, successors, assigns, and legal representatives, from any liability, claim, cause of action, demand and damages for injury, death or damages of any kind or nature whatsoever to myself or my property as a result of my engaging in any activities at Crumbs & Whiskers, including, but not limited to, playing with the cats and other live animals, whether such injury, death, or property damage is caused by the intentional or negligent act or omission on the part of (i) any other customer of Crumbs & Whiskers, (ii) any employee, agent, owners, or independent contractor of the Crumbs & Whiskers, Homeward Trails Animal Rescue, or (iii) any other person at Crumbs & Whiskers. Furthermore, I and the minor agree to pay any and all attorney's fees and costs of the Crumbs & Whiskers, Homeward Trails Animal Rescue, and any of their respective agents, employees, owners, and independent contractors if I or the minor bring any action, claim, or demand against the Crumbs & Whiskers or Homeward Trails Animal Rescue, or any of their respective agents, employees, owners, and independent contractors for any reason for which this Release applies.
I and the minor agree to defend with counsel chosen by the indemnified party, indemnify, and hold harmless Crumbs & Whiskers, Homeward Trails Animal Rescue, their respective agents, employees, owners, and independent contractors, their sureties, insurers, successors, assigns, and legal representatives from any liability, claim, cause of action, demand or damages for injury, death or damages of any kind or nature whatsoever to any person or their property resulting from any actual or claimed intentional or wrongful act or omission by the minor or me arising from or as a result of the minor or my presence at Crumbs & Whiskers or the minor or my participation in any activities at Crumbs & Whiskers. I and the minor agree to provide said defense and indemnity regardless of the merit of the claim.
I and the minor agree to and hereby bind our respective heirs, executors, assigns and all other legal representatives by executing this Release.
I and the minor hereby acknowledge and agree that this Release is intended to be construed and interpreted as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of Washington, DC. If any portion of this Release is found or declared to be invalid or unenforceable, such invalidity shall not affect the remainder of this Release not found to be invalid and the remainder of this Release shall remain in full force and effect. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of Washington, DC (without regard to the laws that might be applicable under principles of conflicts of law, and without regard to the jurisdiction in which any action or special proceedings may be instituted), as to all matters, including but not limited to matters of jurisdiction, validity, property rights, construction, effect and performance. All disputes shall be subject to litigation only within the courts of Washington, DC.
BY EXECUTING THIS RELEASE, I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE, UNDERSTAND THE CONTENTS HEREOF, HAVE BEEN ADVISED AND HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEEK INDEPENDENT COUNSEL OF MY CHOICE AND CERTIFY THAT I HAVE FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY EXECUTED THIS RELEASE. I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO SIGN THIS RELEASE ON BEALF OF THE MINOR. I FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE, BUT FOR THE EXECUTION OF THIS RELEASE AND AGREEING TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS HEREOF, CRUMBS & WHISKERS WOULD NOT AUTHORIZE THE MINOR FOR WHICH I SIGN THIS REALSE TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY ACTIVITIES AT CRUMBS & WHISKERS.