Zoo-Zana Fostering
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Rules of adoption:
The adopter adopts the animal exclusively to his/her personal responsibility and/or closest family, and will continue to take care of the animal at their own expense and responsibility, under the terms of this agreement.

The adopter is acquainted with the meaning of Section 1059 of the Civil Code, according to which the animal is found to be the property of the original owner, represented by the shelter, for a period of 4 months from the date of the finding (or from the date of receipt by the shelter). After the expiry of the 4 month period from the date of the finding (or takeover by the shelter), the animal is transferred to full ownership of the adopter.
If an animal of unknown origin is registered in the above-mentioned period by the original owner (who can provide the animal's passport), the animal will be issued back to them. In such cases, the original owner is obliged to reimburse both the Shelter and the Adopter of the necessary costs incurred by caring for the animal.

The adopter is obliged to provide the animal with adequate care (especially suitable housing, sufficient quality diet and permanent access to drinking water) and all necessary and compulsory veterinary treatment, including regular vaccinations and deworming (according to Act No.166 / 99 Coll. veterinary care, and as amended).
The adopter agrees not to violate the Animal Protection Act No. 246/1992 Coll. No. 77/2004 Coll. It is beyond unacceptable to beat or inflict other physical torture to an animal, as well as any form of psychological torture. This includes but is not limited to poor quality food (inc. meat free), de-clawing, ear cropping or other 'vanity' mutilations.
The animal will not be permanently tethered or otherwise permanently restrained in movement, for example by staying in a pen, unless expressly agreed, and will be provided with sufficient mobility and exercise to an extent appropriate to its needs.
Abandoning or abusing the animal is punishable under the Animal Protection Act 6 §
In cases of adoption of a kitten/puppy, the adopter is obliged to ensure spaying/neutering of the animal after reaching the age of 8 months (12 for a dog), but no later than the 10th month (18th for a dog) of age. In the case of adoption of an uncastrated adult animal, the adoptive person undertakes to provide castration within 2 months of receipt of the animal, respectively after the expiry of a period of 4 months from the date of finding the animal.
Castration is compulsory as a precaution to prevent animal reproduction by negligence and as a health prevention. Intentional breeding of an adopted animal is strictly prohibited!
The adopter shall inform the Shelter of any change of residence and/or contact details, thereby also agreeing to process it under the conditions set forth on their agreement.
They must report the death or loss of the animal immediately.
The adoptive parent is obliged to inform the Shelter immediately in the event of any serious illness or injury to the animal, especially if it can result in death or euthanasia, in particular to allow the shelter to provide support to the adopter, (e.g. by referring to a veterinarian, treatment, etc.).
In the event that the adopter cannot keep the animal for serious reasons, they are obliged to return the animal to the animal shelter without any right to reimbursement regarding the adoption fee. In the case of returning a pregnant cat, the adopter is obliged to pay all costs associated with castration, respective birth, incl. necessary care for offspring. 
The adoptive parent is not authorised to sell, give or otherwise hand over the animal to a third party or facility that is not a party to this contract without prior agreement with the shelter and its explicit consent.
The adopter will allow the Shelter or persons authorised by them, to check the animal, its general condition and housing, even without prior notice. 

In case of serious deficiencies in the care of the animal (eg maltreatment, insufficient feeding and watering, permanent tethering, restriction of movement, etc.) or if the animal is kept in unsatisfactory conditions, the authorised persons is entitled, by this contract, to withdraw and remove the adoptive animal. 
In this case, the adoptive parent is not entitled to any reimbursement of fees and will pay for all immediate costs associated with the subsequent necessary care.