If you are adopting a puppy under the age of six months, you will be required to complete and agree to the terms of our Spay/Neuter Agreement. The following text is taken from our Spay/Neuter Agreement – please read it carefully; you will be required to agree to these terms if you are adopting an unaltered animal.
The following statement is required by Virginia law:
STERILIZATION OF ANY ADOPTED ANIMAL IS REQUIRED BY TITLE 3.2, CHAPTER 65 OF THE CODE OF VIRGINIA. THE ADOPTER AGREES TO ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR COMPLIANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF 3.2-6574 through 3.2-6580, WHICH PERTAIN TO THE TIMELY STERILIZATION OF THE ADOPTED PET. A PERSON WHO VIOLATES THIS ARTICLE IS SUBJECT TO CIVIL PENALTY. THE NEW OWNER MAY BE COMPELLED TO COMPLY WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE.
I agree to have the above-described pet altered no later than (date) <date> by a licensed veterinarian of my choosing. I acknowledge that I am responsible for all costs associated with the spay/neuter of my pet and that A Forever-Home Rescue Foundation bears no obligation for these costs.
Low-cost spay/neuter services are available through Spay, Inc., an affiliate of the SPCA of Northern Virginia. For additional information, contact Spay, Inc. at www.spay.org.
I understand that by voluntarily signing this agreement, I am entering into a legal and binding contract with A Forever Home Rescue Foundation. Breach of any term(s) of this agreement is deemed actionable by AFH. In the event there is a violation of the agreement, I agree to pay a minimum of $1,000.00 in damages. Additionally, in order to facilitate the collection of damages for breach of contract, I waive any challenge to venue and agree that the appropriate venue for this matter is the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the County of Fairfax. Furthermore, I agree to accept service of process by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the address provided in this adoption contract, and specifically waive any right to receive personal service.
I certify that I have read and understand the terms of this Spay / Neuter Agreement. I acknowledge that failure to comply with these terms shall be considered a breach of contract and shall result in the immediate return of the adopted pet to A Forever-Home Rescue Foundation and may result in civil penalties as set forth in the referenced sections of the Code of Virginia.
Adoptive Owner: Within seven (7) days of the completion of the surgery, this form must be returned to A Forever-Home Rescue Foundation. In accordance with § 3.2-6576 of the Code of Virginia, it is your responsibility to ensure compliance with this requirement.