* All ARK animals are vaccinated, neutered and micro-chipped prior to adoption. If you adopt an animal from ARK
We ask that you:
1.Register immediately with a veterinarian (if you do not already have one).
2.In principle, keep cats indoors at all times.
3.Fit a collar, with a name-tag containing contact details, to all cats and dogs, without exception, even those dogs that live exclusively indoors.
4.Walk dogs using a harness rather than a lead attached to the collar. Leads fitted to collars are bad for a dog’s neck. We also ask that you don’t let a dog run free until you are quite sure you have control of it.
In addition, we will ask you to sign an “Adoption Pledge”. It says…
I pledge that:
1.I will care for this dog / cat in a responsible manner befitting a companion animal;
2.I will contact ARK immediately if the animal should go missing;
3.If I become unable to care for this animal, I will not give it to another person without permission from ARK;
4.I will provide appropriate treatment for this animal in the event of illness or accident and will not allow it to suffer. When treatment is not possible or suffering is imminent, I will have the animal euthanized by a competent veterinarian
I acknowledge that:
1.ARK retains the right to call on the animal at any time without notice;
2.This animal is in good health unless otherwise stated. ARK will not be held responsible for any illness or fees incurred in the treatment of illness from the date shown below.
3.Dogs must receive rabies vaccinations every year in accordance with the Prevention of Rabies Ordinance and agree to register all dogs in my care with the local civic office. I further agree to attach registration and name tags;
4.Dogs and cats must be given annual vaccination boosters, as advised by my veterinarian;
5.ARK retains the right to take an animal back into its care should its standards and conditions not be met. Adoption fees will not be refunded under these circumstances.