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Adoption – Application Guidance Notes

01.    Applicant must have the “Friends of HKHerp” membership of Hong Kong Society of Herpetology Foundation.
02.    Applicant must be 18 years of age or over.  Parents or guardians living at the same address must adopt on behalf of those under 18.
03.    Hong Kong Identity Card of applicant and original copy of address proof issued within the last 3 months are required.  First 4 digits of HKID no. (The first letter of alphabet is included) will be noted.  Photocopy of above said documents are not accepted.
04.    Applicant must sign this Adoption Consent Form. (New adopter must fill in Adopter Evaluation Form)
05.    HKHerp reserves the right to reject any application.  Adoption Application Guidance Notes is subject to amend without prior notice.
06.    No charge is made for the animal itself.  Applicant may be charged for part of medical expense prior to adoptions.
07.    Certificate printing, microchip implantation and medical expense fee of HK$600 will be charged. (Applies only to the CITESII endangered species)

Adoption – Terms and Conditions

01.    Applicant agrees to provide humane care, including proper shelter, food, water or medical care when needed.
02.    Applicant agrees to provide safe and isolated shelter for the above said animal if there is any other animal living at the above address.
03.    Before adoption, Applicant must have consent of my family/ member living at the same address and ensure they do not have any allergy to the above said animal.
04.    Applicant agrees to respect and treasure the above said animal.  Do not give it to other third party as a gift or souvenir.
05.    Before adoption, HKHerp may visit the above address if needed.
06.    HKHerp may contact applicant to check on the above said animal by phone or visiting the above address if needed.
07.    Under any circumstance, the above said animal will not be treated as food or experimental source.
08.    Applicant must treat the above said animal with love and patience. Zero violence or inhumanity is tolerated.
09.    HKHerp is not responsible for any physical defect on the above said animal.
10.    Applicant understands ownership of the above said animal shall not be transferred without HKHerp consent.
11.    Applicant understands that under any circumstance, if applicant is incapable of continue taking care of the above said animal, applicant must inform HKHerp to make further arrangement.
12.    If applicant is disagree with any part of this consent form , is failed to take good care of or abuse the above said animal, HKHerp has all right to retain possession of the above said animal and applicant’s right to possess above said animal is invalid.
13.    Applicant must report the updated condition along with recent photo of the animal to HKHerp each 6 months in the first 3 successive years of adoption. (Applies only to the CITESII endangered species)
14.    In the event of the death of the animal, applicant must report to HKHerp with reasonable photos within 1 week. (Applies only to the CITESII endangered species)