Whereas the Board of Directors of The ARK recognizes that for various reasons some foster members
may leave The ARK organization;
Whereas the Board also recognizes that former foster members may
still possess ARK foster animals;
sets forth this policy as guidance to determine and so recognize who will remain responsible for said animals and past
or future cost associated with their care.
Board agrees to offer the former foster member the following options and allow that former member to choose which arrangement
best suits his or her circumstances.
member will be appointed with each occurrence to contact the former member for consultation and determination of choice.
The former foster member may:
a) Work with an appointed Board Member in a "Coach Assist" mode until all said animals are adopted or are
relinquished to The ARK should space be available. The foster animals will remain on the ARK website and Petfinder.com and
be adopted in accordance to the ARK adoption policy, with adoption fees being paid to The ARK. The former member will be asked
to submit a list of joint interest animals to The ARK office within 2 weeks of resignation as a member.
Any future fostering relationship
between said person and the ARK would also be routed through a member in a "Coach/Assist" mode as done with other
volunteers who wish to assist the ARK in a foster situation.
Also any "Coach/Assist" arrangement whereby the former foster member was the "Coach" shall be
reappointed by the Board.
b) The former member may so state that he/she will continue
to be solely responsible for the animals and will, within an agreed upon time, reimburse the ARK for prior cost associated
with spay/neuter and shots thusly ending ARK affiliation with said animals. At this time these animals would be removed from
the ARK website, Petfinder.com and any other ARK related links and any adoption fees claimed would go to said person if ARK
has been reimbursed for its expenses.
by the Board May 4, 2010