You have expressed an interest in becoming a foster home to help lost, abused, and abandoned dogs on behalf of the Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC). As part of your fostering efforts you will come in direct and close contact with many dogs whose propensities and personalities are unknown. These dogs can be unpredictable and sometimes even dangerous. Many abandoned and abused dogs may become suddenly aggressive. Dogbites are not uncommon and are a constant and real risk at any time that you are near any HSWC dog. Such bites can be serious and often require medical attention. They may even result in permanent and disfiguring injuries.By agreeing to serve as a HSWC volunteer/foster home and by signing below you agree to assume all of the risks posed by being around unpredictable and sometimes aggressive dogs, including injuries and dog bites. If you are injured in any way while acting as a volunteer or even just while in the presence of dogs which are in HSWC's custody, then you agree to release and hold harmless HSWC from any and all claims of any nature for personal injury or property damage and from any and all liability whatsoever including but not limited to liability for any medical expenses, pain and suffering, and from any permanent injury and/or disfigurement, which result either directly or indirectly from such dogs, from dog bites or from any other dog-related incidents.In addition, if you volunteer to transport any dog in HSWC custody including but not limited to transportation in your personal vehicle, then you agree to assume all risks associated with such transportation. You also agree to release and hold harmless HSWC from any and all claims or causes of action related in any way to such transportation including claims for injuries and property damage arising from automobile accidents. You further agree to properly restrain all dogs that are traveling by car by either placing them in an appropriatecarrier or by restricting their movement in the vehicle to ensure that they will not interfere with the operator of the automobile. Finally, you agree to maintain an automobile insurance policy which provides at least the minimum personal automobile liability coverage as required by the State of Tennessee at all times while transporting any dog in HSWC custody.