Spay/Neuter Agreement

Name *
Name
Ownership of Dog *
Permanent ownership of this dog is contingent upon compliance with this Agreement between Real Dog Rescue (‘RDR’) and the ‘Adopter’.   In consideration of an adoption donation as described in the adoption agreement, RDR has transferred all rights, privileges, and responsibilities associated with the dog described in the Adoption Agreement.
Agreement to Spay/Neuter *
The Adopter acknowledges that as of the date of this Agreement, the dog is not spayed or neutered, and the Adopter agrees to have the dog spayed or neutered before (s)he reaches the age of six (6) months, or when medically ready as determined by RDR.
Spay/Neuter Deposit *
The Adopter shall deposit, in addition to the adoption donation, a sterilization deposit of $150.00. The sterilization deposit is refundable to the Adopter if proof of spaying or neutering of the dog is presented to RDR not more than thirty (30) days after the date of the spay/neuter surgery. The deposit shall be returned to the adopter no more than fourteen (14) days after the receipt of the proof of spay/neuter.
Proof of Spay/Neuter *
If the Adopter fails to provide timely proof of spaying within the time set forth above, the deposit is forfeited to RDR. This Agreement will be enforced and the appropriate legal authority will be notified. In addition, all rights and ownership of the dog shall automatically terminate and transfer back to RDR, and RDR will immediately assume possession of the dog. The Adopter shall pay all reasonable attorney’s fees incurred in attempts to repossess the dog, as well as $500.00 in damages. If proof of spay/neuter is provided after the time limits set forth above, the deposit shall remain forfeited and the ownership of the dog shall be determined on a case-by-case basis.   RDR may allow extensions of the time periods upon receipt of a certificate from a veterinarian licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the United States that certifies that the dog has a medical condition which prevents him or her from being spayed/neutered, or that it would otherwise be detrimental to the health of the dog to be spayed/neutered. In such a case, the dog shall be spayed or neutered when the dog is healthy enough, as certified by a veterinarian licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the United States. The dog shall be spayed or neutered within thirty (30) business days of that certification, or the conditions set forth above will be enacted. Proof of spay/neuter (a spay/neuter certificate or receipt) should be sent in the form of a scan or photo to adopt@realdogrescue.org. If you have not received confirmation of receipt of the proof, please contact us at adopt@realdogrescue.org
When to Spay/Neuter *
Generally this should be done when the puppy has reached at least 4 months. There is no need to wait for a female to have her first heat cycle before she is spayed. In fact, you can avoid the problems associated with estrus by spaying her before it occurs. Males should be neutered by 6 months of age or when the testes drop, whichever comes first.
Why to Spay/Neuter *
Fixing your dog prevents pregnancy and the birth of unwanted puppies. Our goal in rescue is to eliminate the need for our services by enforcing spay/neuter and not contributing to the overpopulation of dogs that leads to the euthanasia of so many every day. In addition to the overpopulation issue, it also has proven health benefits for dogs of both sexes. For both males and females, being altered has been proven to result in an increased life span. Wouldn’t you like as much time as possible with your pet? For males, neutering also eliminates the risk of testicular cancer, along with other health benefits. For female dogs, spaying eliminates the uterine infections and significantly decreases the risk of mammary tumors.
Where to Spay/Neuter *
NEW JERSEY LOW COST SPAY/NEUTER PROGRAM/WEBSITE: www.state.nj.us/health/cd/spayneut.htm Spay or Neuter your adopted dog for $20.00 if you: • Are a New Jersey Resident • Adopted your pet from an eligible licensed NJ shelter; municipal, county, or regional pound; NJ holding or impoundment facility that contracts with NJ municipalities; or non-profit NJ animal adoption referral agency and • Licensed the dog in your municipality Spay or Neuter your dog for $10.00 if your receive any of the following (Show ID Card): • Food Stamps • Medicaid • General Public Assistance • Rental Assistance • Aid to Families with Dependent Children • Lifeline Utility Credit • Tenants Lifeline Assistance • Supplemental Security Income • Pharmaceutical Assistance to Aged & Disabled For a list complete list of participating veterinarians in your area, appointment and additional program details call a participating veterinary hospital THE NEUTER COMMUTER: PASSAIC CTY SPAY/NEUTER VAN/WEBSITE: www.neutercommuter.org The mobile clinic operates throughout Passaic County in areas such as Clifton, Pompton Lakes, Bloomingdale, Totowa, and Paterson. Contact 973-454-1625 to make an appointment. Other services offered at reasonable rates. Prices listed below: Female: $95.00 (up to 40lbs) $110 (over 40lbs) Male: $85.00 (up to 40lbs) $100 (over 40lbs) FRIENDS OF ANIMALS (FOA) CERTIFICATES/WEBSITE: WWW.FRIENDSOFANIMALS.ORG Female: $90.00 Male: $64.00 Spaying and Neutering Certificates may be purchased on-line at www.friendsofanimals.org or order by mail at 1-800-321-PETS (1-800-321-7387) and request an application. Accessing the FOA website, you can put your zip code in and see if there is a vet in your area that will accept the certificate. PEOPLE FOR ANIMALS (PFA), HILLSIDE/WEBSITE: www.pfaonline.org Call 973-282-0890 to schedule an appointment. Fees are payable by cash or check at the time of the preoperative exam. Includes: • Pre-examination, rabies • Distemper vaccines • Spay/neuter by a licensed veterinarian They accept Cash and Credit/Debit cards (Visa/Mastercard/ Discover) NO CHECKS PLEASE. SPAY USA Call us toll-free at 1-800-248-SPAY (1-800-248-7729). Counselors available Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST NY State/City Residents: www.animalalliancenyc.org/services/spayneuter.htm
Signature of Adopter *
Signature of Adopter
I have read and fully understand the foregoing Spay/Neuter Contract and agree to be bound to its provisions. By typing my name in the signature box, I agree to be bound by this agreement.
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