I. Application of Tax
1.1. When donating an animal, a fixed one-time fee is applied to cover the costs of keeping the animal in the organization:
1.1.1. 50 Euros for a dog;
1.1.2. 30 Euros for a cat.
1.2. By signing the agreement, the organization confirms that the owner has fully settled with the organization.
II. Conditions for castration/sterilization
2.1. If the animal has not been sterilized/castrated, the owner undertakes to sterilize/neuter the animal at his own expense.
2.2. If possible and by mutual agreement between the parties, the owner agrees to independently present the animal for the sterilization or castration procedure at the agreed veterinary clinic within the agreed period. On the basis of this article, the organization can ensure that a discount is applied to the sterilization or castration procedure of the animal at the veterinary clinic where such procedure will be performed.
2.3. The owner undertakes to deliver to the organization (by e-mail or registered letter) a certificate from the veterinary clinic certifying that the animal has been sterilized/castrated, no later than within 10 (ten) working days after the completion of this operation.
2.4. If the owner does not submit a certificate from the veterinary clinic certifying that the animal has been sterilized/castrated within the period specified in clause 1.4 of the agreement, the organization has the right to:
2.4.1. terminate the agreement in accordance with clause 5.2 of the rules;
2.4.2. to demand reimbursement of costs incurred for the care of the animal after the animal has been picked up; the owner undertakes to reimburse these expenses within 30 (thirty) calendar days from receipt of the invoice.
III. Obligations of the organization
3.1. Before signing the agreement, the organization undertakes to provide the owner with information about the animal’s illnesses (if any), current state of health, cases of aggression and other important information related to the animal’s health, necessary veterinary care, etc.
3.2. At the owner’s request, the organization undertakes to provide the owner with a copy of the animal’s registration card, which the organization fills out in accordance with the veterinary requirements of the State Food and Veterinary Service for animal care in shelters, before signing the agreement.
3.3. The organization undertakes to accept the animal back free of charge within 10 (ten) working days after signing the agreement, if the owner decides to return the animal.
IV. Obligations of the owner
4.1. The owner undertakes to properly care for and take care of the animal in compliance with the requirements of the legal acts governing the care, keeping, use, breeding, transportation and treatment of animals in force in the Republic of Lithuania.
4.2. Upon inquiry by the organization (or by the owner’s own initiative), provide information about the animal’s fate (living conditions, health, offspring, death, etc.) after signing the agreement for an unlimited period of time.
4.3. The owner is prohibited from giving the animal away without the organization’s consent for 90 (ninety) calendar days after signing the agreement.
4.4. In the event of circumstances where the owner is no longer able to properly care for or keep the animal, the owner must immediately inform the organization and if the organization agrees, return the animal to it.
4.5. If the organization does not have the capacity and therefore does not agree to accept the animal, the owner and the organization decide on the further fate of the animal by mutual agreement.
4.6. The owner must immediately inform the organization if the animal disappears/runs away.
V. Statements and warranties of both parties
5.1. Each Party states and warrants that:
5.1.1. they are a person with civil capacity (capacity in this area, applied to a natural person), allowing them to fulfil the obligations assumed under this agreement;
5.1.2. they have the right, power and competence and have taken all required steps necessary to exercise and enjoy their rights and fulfil all their obligations under this agreement;
5.1.3. The conclusion and execution of the contract does not violate:
(a) any conditions specified in the country’s articles of association or other documents governing its activities;
(b) any applicable law or court decision issued by a state or local government authority and applicable to the state;
(c) any valid and applicable law.
5.2. The organization, as an animal guardian, additionally declares and guarantees that it and the agreement being concluded, on the date of conclusion of this agreement, comply with the 2014 June 2nd, directive of the director of the State Food and Veterinary Service, order no. B1-486 “On the approval of Veterinary requirements for animal guardians and foster homes and the director of the State Food and Veterinary Service on November 24th 2004 order no. B1-1015 “On Approval of Veterinary Requirements for Animal Shelters” with all amendments and additions declared invalid” and the requirements established by the animal welfare and protection law of the Republic of Lithuania.
5.3 The owner declares and guarantees that the keeping and care of the animal will not violate the requirements established by the animal welfare and protection law of the Republic of Lithuania.
5.4. The owner declares and guarantees that he has sufficient material resources to take care of the animal, take proper care of it, look after it and provide the necessary treatment and ensure its well-being in such a way that the care, maintenance and provision of well-being meet the requirements of the legal acts of the Republic of Lithuania.
5.5. The parties confirm that they are signing this agreement in accordance with the representations and warranties set forth in the agreement.
VI. Other conditions
6.1. If the owner does not comply with the obligations set out in the agreement and does not ensure the animal’s well-being, the organization has the right to immediately inform the relevant institutions of the Republic of Lithuania investigating animal welfare violations.
6.2. If the owner does not comply with the obligations set out in the agreement and does not ensure the animal’s well-being, the organization has the right to take the animal back from the owner. In this case, the owner undertakes within 30 (thirty) calendar days from the receipt of the invoice to pay all costs of the animal’s care until it is given to the new owners.
6.3. The parties confirm that they have read the agreement, have understood all the conditions and obligations discussed therein, have been provided with all the information required by the agreement, and the data provided in the agreement is correct.
6.4. The parties, in executing the agreement, undertake to act in good faith and honestly, to seek to ensure the animal’s well-being in every way.
6.5. The parties undertake to protect and not disclose personal data to third parties without the consent of the other party, as well as to process personal data on the basis of the legal acts of the European Union and the laws of the Republic of Lithuania and only as much as is necessary for the implementation of the requirements of the agreement and applicable legal acts (REGULATION (EU) 2016/679 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC Article 6, part 1 (b) and (c)).
6.6. Disputes arising from the agreement are resolved through negotiations, and if an agreement cannot be reached, the issue then proceeds in the Vilnius City District Court in accordance with the procedure established by legal acts.
6.7. The agreement is concluded in two copies with equal legal force, one for each party.