The Cayman Islands Humane Society would like to clarify the recent events surrounding the volunteer agreement and general release that CIHS volunteers are being asked to sign.
The volunteer agreement and general release is an industry standard agreement that similar shelters have in place and is in accordance with good governance for non-profit organisations such as ourselves. Whilst the document did contain two insurance waivers, it was not in and of itself solely for insurance purposes. To prevent any misunderstanding in the future, volunteers will be asked to sign the volunteer agreement and general release along with a separate waiver specific for our insurance.
We regret that the purpose and intent of the volunteer agreement and general release have been misinterpreted and we apologise to all of our valued volunteers for any inconvenience this may have caused.
The Board of Directors
The Cayman Islands Humane Society