Majestic Adoption Contract
A contract containing the following terms will be
completed & presented to you for signature when you come to adopt your new pet(s):
This contract is entered into on the , by Majestic Waterfowl Sanctuary, Inc.
(hereinafter “Majestic”) and _ , (hereinafter “Adopter”). Majestic agrees to
provide for the adoption of
the duck or goose described above (hereinafter “Animal”)
and the Adopter agrees to adopt according to the terms and conditions set forth herein.
The Animal you are adopting has been surrendered,
abandoned, or in some way displaced. It may have been
abused or neglected. There may only be limited, if any,
information available regarding the Animal’s previous
environment. All available information, including
information on medical treatment given to the Animal,
has been provided to you. Majestic does not guarantee,
nor is it responsible for, the temperament or health of
this Animal, other than as is separately set forth in
this Contract. By entering into this Contract, Adopter
this Animal at the residence specified on the Adoption
Application. Notify Majestic if a change in residence
Do Not use or allow this
Animal to be used for food. This duck/goose was
treated with Strongid wormer paste, and is not suitable
for human consumption. Eggs should not be consumed for
at least 8 weeks after worming.
Provide this Animal with at least 2 servings of fresh
food per day (morning & evening), where each serving
consists of a minimal of 1 cup of feed grain
specifically intended and designed for waterfowl
consumption AND provide this Animal with fresh drinking
water (water dispenser refreshed at least once every 12
hours) that is fully accessible to the Animal at all
immediate veterinary care for this Animal should it
become sick or injured, or relinquish the Animal
immediately back to Majestic if, for any reason, the
Adopter cannot provide vet care for the Animal.
Provide human and/or animal companionship for this
Animal. All adopted birds must have at least one other
flock member to keep them company at all times.
Protect this Animal from family pets and predators.
Provide structurally sound and predator-proof housing
and fencing for this Animal both day and night that
allow for proper air circulation, protect from extremes
of weather and give the waterfowl an area to remain
clean and dry with soft surfaces under foot (grass, hay
not permit this Animal access to Free Range
situations (unfenced and/or unprotected areas) without
direct protection and supervision by a
qualified, adult human chaperone.
not allow this Animal onto open bodies of water that are
not completely fenced in.
Provide sufficient room for this Animal to exercise on a
daily basis and provide clean swimming water on a
regular basis (kiddie pools are acceptable) so the
Animal can bathe, preen, keep cool in summer and live an
enriched life. Keep pens, yards, houses, etc. clean and
prevent unsanitary conditions and the pile up of feces.
Majestic harmless for any incidence of disease in the
Animal that is detected or diagnosed after Adopter takes
possession of the Animal; as well as holding Majestic
harmless for any incidence of disease in other birds or
animals residing near or with this Animal that is
detected or diagnosed after Adopter takes possession of
Hold Majestic harmless for any injuries, damage, etc. caused
directly or indirectly by the Animal.
Majestic or any appointed representative of Majestic to
make inquiry of this Animal anytime after Adopter takes
possession of this Animal and agree to respond promptly
(within 10 days) truthfully and accurately to any such
Promptly (within 10 days of notification) relinquish this
Animal back to Majestic without contest solely at
Majestic’s discretion should Majestic determine that
this Animal is not receiving proper care, that the
Adopter is in breech of contract, or should any member
of the residence where the animal is housed be charged
with, investigated for, or convicted of animal abuse or
Contact Majestic if Adopter is no longer able to keep and properly care
for this Animal and make arrangements with Majestic to
return the Animal back to Majestic.
WE WILL TAKE ANY OF OUR ANIMALS
BACK WITHOUT QUESTION!
Please let your immediate family know
of this stipulation in case of emergency.
If you have a Will drawn, please place this contract
together with your Will.
Comply with the laws and/or ordinances enforced in the
state and municipality in which Adopter resides.
this Animal humanely at all times.
17. Remain in compliance with all special laws and health & safety requirements regarding the ownership of Muscovy ducks:
a. Muscovy ducks, by federal law (Migratory Bird Treaty Act), must remain in completely enclosed pens, including aviary cover at all times unless their wings are annually clipped to prevent flight. During periods of wing feather re-growth, Muscovy ducks must remain within enclosures with top cover to prevent their escape into the wild. Once their wing feathers have fully emerged, wait two weeks and then clip.
b. According to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act it is illegal to hatch out Muscovy ducklings or Muscovy hybrid ducklings.
c. Muscovy ducksMuscovy ducks have facial caruncles, which are very susceptible to cold and frostbite (especially males). They need spacious indoor accommodations for freezing weather when they should not be allowed to venture outside for long intervals (short intervals on sunny afternoons is about their limit). Their feet are also more susceptible to frostbite than other breeds of ducks.
signing this Contract, Adopter agrees to all of the
terms and conditions of this agreement. Further, the
Adopter certifies that he/she has never been charged
with, investigated for, or convicted of animal abuse or
neglect and that no one at the residence where the
Animal will reside has been charged with, investigated
for, or convicted of animal abuse or neglect.