Adoption Application/Contract REQUIRED for any adoption!
Horses are adopted out under contracts to protect the horse. We do NOT sell horses nor do we let horses leave without a contract and the adopter is approved. If you want to adopt you will be required to adhere to our guidelines! Thank you! Anyone interested in adopting a horse/donkey/pony/mini from us must fill our adoption application and it must be submitted either via scanned in and emailed or snail mailed as we need original signature. Also you must submit photos of barn, pastures, run in sheds, other animals, etc! Anyone interested in adopting must be atleast 21 years of age. No exceptions unless a parent/guardian is willing to take responsibility for adoption.
Charming Acres Rescue
614 Gault Rd.
Gap, Pa. 17527
Mailing address: Po Box 165 Narvon, PA. 17555
**note- this agreement is for the protection of the horse not to keep you from owning one.**
Name First and Last:
Cell Phone #:
Employed by: Title:
Address: __________________________________Telephone: _________
I currently own a: horse / burro.
I have / have not owned a horse / burro.
The type of corral or stall which will be provided is: _________________________________________(size___________)
The horse will be kept at this address: Boarding or Residence? (Circle one please)
Telephone: ______________________Business hours:______________
The daily feeding will be done by __________________.
The boarding facility is ________miles from my residence. (If horse is being boarded)
What do you intend to use this horse for?_________________________________________
Have you ever had to sell a horse you owned previously? If so why? How was the horse sold? At auction, privately, etc? How many horses did you have to sell or rehome? __________________________________________________________________________________
Have you ever sold a horse at auction? Why? Please be truthful!__________________________________________________________________________________
DESCRIPTION OF HORSE/ANIMAL:
Be sure to list the horse’s name and description here.
Name:___________________________ Gender:________ Age:_____ Height:______ Breed:___________
Color:________________ Markings/Brands (identifiable marks):__________________________________
Any Special Needs:______________________________________________________________________
Adoption Fee: $____________.
Board (if horse needs to remain at rescue for any reason): ____________.
Waiver of Liability
By signing below, the buyer understands that Charming Acres Rescue makes no representations or warranties concerning any horse offered for adoption through the programs, including but not limited to the condition, health, temperament, soundness, or fitness for particular purpose. Buyer understands and agrees that Charming Acres Rescue, its officers, directors, representatives, volunteers, agents, servants, and assigns, are not liable for any representations or misrepresentations concerning any horse offered for adoption through this program; all information listed on the website via http://charmingacresstables.weebly.com, and/or divisions thereof, regarding any particular horse is based solely on information provided by the owners or authorized caretakers.
I, (adopter), do hereby release Charming Acres Rescue, its officers, directors, representatives, volunteers, agents, servants, and assigns (collectively “Releasees”) of and from any liability arising from representations, misrepresentations, care and handling of the horses offered for sale either via http://charmingacresstables.weebly.com or any divisions thereof. I further agree that Releasees are not liable for the mistakes and/or negligence and/or intentional acts of service providers and/or contractors such as livestock haulers, veterinarians, or handlers who may at any time be in the care, custody and control of the horse I am adopting. I understand that I may pursue claims against such third parties for any damages caused by mistakes, negligence and/or intentional acts of such third parties during the time that my horse is in their care, custody and control.
Signature of adopter Date
Any adopted horse CANNOT be bred at any time for any cirumstances! If I breed my rescue horse it will be seized and returned to Charming Acres Rescue at my expense as well as any foal produced from said mare regardless of adoption fee paid!
Any stallion/colt adopted out will need to be gelded within a reasonable time period to be determined for each individual adoption by a qualified professional! If horse is not gelded within time period givin he will be returned to Charming Acres Rescue at adopter's expense as well as $0 fee regardless of adoption fee paid! (Copy of bill must be submitted after gelding has taken place)
If adopting a cow/sheep/goat/pig/etc you must agree that said animal will NOT be intended for meat and will NOT be resold. Nor can it be used for breeding purposes, such will result in seizure of said animal and any unborn off spring. If you can no longer keep the animal you must return it to us or we will help find it a new home with this same contract!
If the adopted horse is older. I agree to take extra care required of this horse. To include but not limited to, senior feed and extra dental care. Failure to provide any care recommended by a veterinarian, farrier
and/or any other specialist shall be breach of this contract and Charming Acres Rescue
or any of its representatives may peaceably enter any property on which the animal is kept, and reclaim it immediately. This contract will become breeched if said actions have occured.
While we try to make sure any mare adopted out is not pregnant, if for any reason the mare is pregnant, the foal will need a contract signed once its born for the safety of the foal or the foal can be returned to Charming Acres Rescue at adopters expense if adopter cannot handle or care for a foal or for ANY reason!
If horse is to be euthanized adopter agrees to contact Charming Acres Rescue first, except under extreme circumstances (ie: colic, broken limbs, etc!) Then contact after ward will need to be made. Also a vets write up will be needed for records.
It is also agreed that if horse is transferred to a different location (boarding stable) or (change of residence) Adopter will provide the new location to Charming Acres Rescue in writing within 10 days of horses relocation!
It is also agreed that if adopted horse is found to be neglected or abused Charming Acres Rescue reserves the right to peacefully enter the property and seize the horse and bring it back to the rescue!
It is also agreed that adopter will send updates every 2 months for the first 6 months of adoption and then every 3 months for the next 6 months and then yearly for the life of the equine. Although regular updates are always nice, most of our adopters have become friends and update us regularly!
If the adopted horse is registered Charming Acres Rescue will retain the registration papers unless the horse is to be shown in breed shows at which time we will then co-register the horse in the rescues name and the adopters name!
This agreement and terms are for the protection of the horse! Loving forever homes is our goal for every equine we adopt out into homes!
Signing this application authorizes Charming Acres Rescue to contact the above listed references and inquire about your equine experience. It is agreed that if said animal is to be rehomed, in the future, that Charming Acres Rescue will be notified immediately and given First Right Of Refusal at $0 regardless of adoption fee paid. Charming Acres Rescue has seven (7) days in which to exercise its First Right of Refusal from the date of notification by the adopter. If Charming Acres Rescue opts not to exercise its First Right of Refusal, due to lack of space, the adopter shall provide Charming Acres Rescue with the name, address and telephone number in writing within 10 days of any prospective adopter to which the horse may be transferred so that Charming Acres Rescue may update its records and monitor the whereabouts, health and safety of the horse. It is further agreed that any subsequent owner will complete a copy of the within Application and Agreement, and the subsequent adopter shall be bound by the terms thereof. Finally, the undersigned agrees that this animal will only be transferred privately and will not be resold at any type of auction, horse broker, feed lot or slaughter destination. In the event the undersigned fails to comply with the terms of this Application and Agreement, Charming Acres Rescue reserves the right to commence legal proceedings to recover the horse, and the undersigned shall be liable for all costs including damages to Charming Acres Rescue is assumed at a minimum of $5,000.00, inclusive of attorney’s fees, in connection with such legal proceeding.
Terms stated above in agreement are accepted by:
Signature of Charming Acres Rescue representative
*Adopter signature warrants that they are at least 21 years of age at the time of signature and acknowledges receipt of the Processing Terms and Conditions contained within this agreement.
1. Name:__________________________________ Telephone: (____)______-________
2. Name:__________________________________ Telephone: (____)______-________
3. Name:__________________________________ Telephone: (____)______-________
4. Farrier:__________________________________ Telephone: (____)______-________
The equine veterinarian who will care for this animal is:
Address:__________________________________ Telephone: (____)______-________