Thank you for your interest! Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a Baypath Humane Society transporter. Once you complete the form, click the submit button at the bottom.

Name and address

Email Preferences

We like to keep volunteers informed of important news, schedules, and volunteer opportunities by email, however will not send you any email you prefer not to receive. Use the checkboxes below to select the kinds of email you would like to receive from us.

Car type

What kind of car do you have? This will help us determine how many and what size animals we can send with you.


Are there certain animals you are not willing to transport? E.g. large dogs, feral cats, etc?


Do you any allergies to animals?

Transport Distance

Some of our vets are within 20 minutes from the shelter, while two of our best surgical partners are about an hour away (pretty drives to Sterling and/or North Brookfield). Would you be open to local-only or open to the longer trips for surgeries? And remember, one way trips are great - you need to do both drop off and pick up in a given trip.

Wait time

Most of our transport are just drop offs or pick ups. However, sometimes we need to take an animal to the vet for a quick visit and ask that you wait for them (usually no more than 30 minutes). Would you ever be willing to be considered for those types of transports?

Waiver, Release, and Indemnification Agreement

The Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton, Inc.

Waiver, Release, and Indemnification Agreement

This agreement is entered into with the Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton, Inc. ("Baypath") jointly by the undersigned ("Volunteer") in order to permit the Volunteer to participate in the Shelter's Volunteer Program. This agreement is for the benefit of Baypath and each of its staff members, employees, officers, directors, agents, and representatives (known individually as an "Indemnitee" and collectively as "Indemnitees").

The Volunteer has been advised that the activity of working with the shelter animals is hazardous and involves contact with animals that are unpredictable. As such, Baypath cannot be held liable for injuries or accidents that may occur as a result of working with the animals. The Volunteer understands that the following are some, but not all, of the risks associated with working with shelter animals:

* Bites or scratches from dogs and/or cats.
* Being knocked down or pulled excessively by a dog.
* Injuries relating to wrist/hand/fingers from a dog leash.
* Slips/trips/falls resulting from wet floors, kennels, or equipment.
* Hitting heads on objects such as cage doors/kennels walls, etc..
* Water or cleaners sprayed in eyes.
* Injuries resulting from cage doors, equipment, etc..
* Flea/tick bites or ring worm infection.
* Internal or external parasites.
* Zoonotic illnesses (human illness contracted from animals).
* Animal illness exposure to animals at home.
* Injuries related to lifting animals, food, litter, or equipment.
* Injuries caused from grooming equipment-such as clipper blades, shears, and dryers.
* Exposure to cleaners, latex gloves, bleach, parasite control products.
* Exposure to or incidents relating to the public and/or Volunteers (outbursts, inappropriate contact)
* Loss of personal property.
* Any type of damage to car while parked at Baypath grounds, and;
* Damage to clothing from animals, cages, chemicals, etc..

The Volunteer is aware that injuries, loss of or damage to personal property, and death may occur as a result of Volunteer's participation at the shelter. The Volunteer agrees that Baypath and Indemnitees shall not be held responsible or liable for any personal injury or other injury, including death, damage, loss, or expense to Volunteer or his/her property, whether or not such injury, death, damage, loss, or expense is caused by negligence of Baypath, any indemnitee, or a third party.

The Volunteer and his/her heirs, executors, and administrators agree to hold harmless each Indemnitee against any and all manner of legal actions, such as suits, debts, claims, or liability of any kind incurred while the Volunteer participates at the shelter.

The Volunteer fully, completely, and unconditionally waives and releases each Indemnitee from all rights, liabilities, duties, claims, charges, demands, actions, damages, costs, attorney fees, or expenses of any kind that Volunteers may have now or in the future against Baypath or any Indemnitee relating to participation at the shelter.

The Volunteer represents and warrants that he/she is physically and mentally fit to safely work with animals and public at the shelter. Should an accident or other medical emergency occur while participating at the shelter or while Volunteer is en route to or from Baypath-sponsored events and Baypath staff members are unable to timely reach Emergency Contacts for medical authorizations, then Volunteer hereby gives consent for Baypath staff members to authorize medical treatment.

The Volunteer represents and warrants that Volunteer has current medical insurance coverage and agrees to be responsible for any and all billings and debts incurred with respect to such medical treatment or services.

The Volunteer represents and warrants that each of them has the authority to enter in this Agreement. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be unenforceable in any way, it shall be enforced to the maximum extent possible and all other provisions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.