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Feline Adoption Contract

I ____________________________________________________________________

(Email address) _____________________________________________________________

(telephone number) ______________________________________________________

am adopting a homeless cat/kitten named________________________ from Delaware Puppy Rescue, Inc. (herein called DPR).

Delaware Puppy Rescue, Inc will deliver custody and possession of this animal to owner on the condition that owner will comply with all of the following:

If adopting a kitten under five months of age that is unaltered, owner agrees to have kitten altered by six months of age and provide proof of altering to DPR.  Ownership of the kitten is not transferred to adopters until proof of altering has been provided to DPR.   Confirmation should be sent to the following locations:  Fax: 253-540-2548; Email: DPRrescue@aol.com; Mail: PO Box 4, Hockessin, DE 19707

Your cat/kitten is altered _______ Your kitten is due for altering by: _____________ Adopter's Initials: ____________

  • If, for any reason, owner should not be able to keep this cat, owner is obligated to contact DPR. Owner may NOT release ownership of this animal to any other person or agency without consent from DPR.
  • Owner acknowledges the right of any officer or agent of DPR to immediately remove the animal from the owner’s premises if any of the following conditions or promises is violated. Owner further grants permission to any officer or agent of DPR to enter the owner’s premises at any time to investigate compliance with the below listed terms and/or for the purpose of retaking possession, custody and ownership of the cat. In each case entry shall not constitute a trespass. Furthermore, owner promises to surrender the cat and ownership to said individual or agent upon demand if any of the following conditions are not met:

Owner promises:

  • To keep this animal as a house pet and companion and to keep the cat INDOOR ONLY.
  • To NEVER DECLAW the cat, and to recognize that declawing consists of painful amputations of the third phalanx up to the last joint of each toe which can cause serious physical, psychological and behavioral complications.
  • To provide proper food, shelter, water and humane treatment for this animal at all times.
  • To make every effort to recover a lost animal, and to immediately notify DPR in the event the animal is lost, stolen or dies or if the owner’s address or phone number changes.
  • To immediately procure veterinary care, if the animal is sick or injured, and obtain all necessary inoculations annually, or, to immediately return the animal to DPR
  • To keep a safety break-away cat collar and identification tag with current phone numbers on the cat at all times, and to Microchip the animal and keep the corresponding contact information up to date.
  • To license the cat according to state and local laws and ordinances and to keep the license tag on its collar.
  • To properly restrain the cat using a secured crate when transported in any vehicle.
  • Liquidated damages, attorney fees and court costs:
  • Owner agrees to pay DPR the sum of $500 as liquidated damages in the event the terms of this contract were wrongfully breached by owner. Owner agrees to pay reasonable attorney fees and court costs in the event this matter requires the services of an attorney for DPR to enforce the terms and conditions of this contract.
  • There will be no refunds of adoption fee or expenses incurred by owner from DPR after possession has been taken.
  • Owner understands that DPR makes no representation, warranty, or guarantee as to the size at maturity, health or disposition of any dog or cat because DPR is uncertain of its background. DPR inquires of known owners whether their animal bites, otherwise DPR makes no representation, guarantee or warranty that the animal does not bite. Owner also understands that the dog or cat has displayed no evidence of illness or health problems during its stay with DPR, unless indicated in the "Medical History Form" if so noted.

I understand that by signing this contract, I am taking sole responsibility of the rescue animal. Delaware Puppy Rescue is not liable or responsible for any damage to persons or property once this contract is signed. I am signing and adopting the animal of my own free will and not under duress of any kind. If the animal is being neglected or abused, Delaware Puppy Rescue reserves the right to reclaim the cat immediately.

My signature below verifies that I have read and agreed to all the conditions and terms outlined in this contract.

Applicant ______________________________________ Date ________________

Witness (rescue official) __________________________ Date ________________