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Geelong Animal Welfare Society (GAWS) (ABN 67 005 093 756) is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission (ACNC) and is located at 325 Portarlington Road, Moolap, Victoria 3224. GAWS is a not-for-profit animal welfare organisation providing best practice care, community education and re-homing programs.

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Safety Disclaimer for PAWS for GAWS Charity Dog Walk – 3rd March, 2024

Welcome to the PAWS for GAWS Charity Dog Walk! We're thrilled to have you and your furry friends join us for this wonderful cause. While our primary goal is to ensure a fun and rewarding experience for all, your safety and the safety of your pets are paramount.

Please read the following safety disclaimer carefully:

1. Participant Responsibility:

   - All participants are responsible for their own safety and that of their pets. This includes adhering to the designated route and following the instructions of event organisers and volunteers.

2. Dog Behaviour:

   - All dogs must be kept on a leash at all times during the event.

   - Participants are responsible for the behaviour of their dogs. Dogs showing signs of aggression must be removed from the event immediately.

3. Health and Fitness:

   - Participants should assess their own and their dog’s fitness level before taking part. If in doubt, please consult with a healthcare provider or veterinarian.

4. Weather Conditions:

   - The event will take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions. Participants should dress appropriately and prepare for weather changes.

5. Route Navigation:

   - While the route will be marked and supervised by GAWS volunteers, participants should stay alert to their surroundings and avoid potential hazards.

6. Liability Waiver:

   - By participating in this event, you agree to waive and release Geelong Animal Welfare Society and its partners, sponsors, and volunteers from any and all claims, demands, or causes of action arising from your participation in the event.

7. Emergency Situations:

- In the event of an emergency, attendees can rely on the presence of a licensed first aid provider and a veterinarian, who will be on site for the duration of the event.

These professionals can be contacted either by the event organizer or GAWS volunteers. Alternatively, you can call 000 for assistance.

8. Children and Minors:

   - Children under the age 17 of must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

9. Photography and Media:

   - Please be aware that photographs and videos may be taken during the event. By participating, you consent to the use of these images by the Geelong Animal Welfare Society for promotional purposes.

Remember, the purpose of this disclaimer is to ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience.

We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to a successful PAWS for GAWS 2024!