Terms of Use

Acceptance of Terms of Use

Your use of The Found Animals Foundation, Inc.’s (“Found Animals”) websites (https://foundanimals.org; http://www.adoptandshop.org; http://www.found.org; http://www.michelsonprizeandgrants.org) (the “Websites”) is contingent upon acceptance of and compliance with the following Terms of Use. By using Found Animals’ Websites you acknowledge that you agree to these terms. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please do not access or use the Websites.

Use of this Website

Found Animals owns and maintains its Websites for your personal, noncommercial use. All content on the Websites, including but not limited to artwork, data, text, trademarks, service marks, and logos, is, unless otherwise noted, the exclusive copyrighted property of Found Animals. Your use of the Websites constitutes an agreement between you and Found Animals, which consists of the terms and conditions set forth herein. No portion of the Websites may be copied, reproduced, reused, distributed, transmitted, or modified for any purpose without Found Animals’ express written permission. You agree not to send unsolicited commercial email, including but not limited to spam, chain emails, advertising solicitations and similar email solicitations, to any email addresses provided on the Websites. You agree not to use any device, software or routine that interferes with the proper functioning of the Websites or servers or networks connected to the Websites, or take any other action that interferes with other parties’ use of the Websites. You agree not to use any “robot”, “spider” or other automatic or manual device or process for the purpose of compiling information on the Websites for purposes other than for a generally available search engine. Unauthorized use of the Websites may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, or other applicable laws.

Limitation of Liability

The Websites are provided for your use without any warranties, express or implied. By using the Websites you agree to assume all risk associated with the use of the Websites. You further agree to hold harmless Found Animals, its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, employees and agents from all claims arising out of or related to your use of, or inability to use, the Websites or the websites to which the Websites are linked. You agree that Found Animals will not be liable for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by you in reliance on any information contained on the Websites. In no event shall Found Animals, its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, employees or agents be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, or consequential damages of any kind whatsoever with respect to the use of the Websites.

Agreement To Arbitrate Controversies

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, by visiting the Websites, you agree that any and all disputes relating to your visit to the Websites or to products you purchase through the Websites shall be submitted to confidential arbitration in California, except that, to the extent you have violated or threatened to violate Found Animals’ intellectual property rights, Found Animals’ may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any court of competent jurisdiction, and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts. Arbitration under this Terms shall be conducted under the rules then prevailing of the American Arbitration Association. The award from arbitration shall be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, no arbitration under these Terms shall be joined to an arbitration involving any other party subject to this Terms, whether through class arbitration proceedings or otherwise.


Found Animals does not provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and content found or offered on the Websites for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and Found Animals expressly excludes liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.


By using the Websites, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold Found Animals, its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, employees and agents harmless from any and all claims, damages, costs and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising from or related to your use of the Websites. Your use of the Websites constitutes an agreement between you and Found Animals. This agreement, which consists of the terms and conditions set forth herein, shall be governed by, construed under and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of California. Any action in connection with, relating to and/or arising from this agreement shall be resolved by binding arbitration, rather than in court, except that you may assert claims in small claims court if your claims qualify. You acknowledge and consent to jurisdiction in the State of California, County of Los Angeles for any claims arising from your use of the Websites.

Class Action Waiver

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, any dispute proceedings brought in any forum will be conducted only on an individual basis and not in a class, consolidated or representative action. You will not seek to have any dispute heard as a class action or in any proceeding in which either party acts or proposes to act in a representative capacity.


These terms and conditions apply exclusively to the Websites. The Websites provide links to other third party websites that are not under Found Animals’ control. Found Animals is not responsible for the terms and conditions, privacy practices or content of any website linked to or from the Found Animals Websites. The Found Animals Websites do not incorporate any materials appearing in such linked sites by reference, and Found Animals does not necessarily sponsor, endorse or otherwise approve of such linked materials. You acknowledge that when you leave the website and access a linked site you do so at your own risk. Please review the terms of use of such third party websites in detail as they may be inconsistent with these Terms of Use.


Found Animals reserves the right to change these Terms of Use at any time and from time to time for any reason, including to address new functionality or changes to the Websites, or to address new issues that require changes to these Terms of Use. In the event these Terms of Use are changed, an updated version of these Terms of Use will be posted here. Please refer back to these Terms of Use regularly, because your use of the Websites signifies that you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use, as it might be amended from time to time.

The Site Does Not Provide Veterinary Medical Advice

The contents of the Websites, such as text, graphics, images, information obtained from Found Animals’ licensors, and other material contained on the Found Animals’ Websites (“Content”) are for informational purposes only. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional veterinary medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your veterinary physician or other qualified veterinary provider with any questions you may have regarding a veterinary medical condition. Do not disregard professional veterinary medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the Found Animals’ Websites. Found Animals does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, veterinarians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Websites, unless explicitly indicated. Reliance on any information provided by Found Animals, Found Animals employees, others appearing on the Websites at the invitation of Found Animals, or other visitors to the Websites is solely at your own risk.

Copyright and Reprint Policy

Copyright 2017. The Michelson Found Animals Foundation, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

This website is for your personal, noncommercial use. All material, whether in the form of text, layouts, graphics or logos, published and/or displayed on the website is protected under the Copyright Laws of the United States. You may not sell, copy, upload, post, publish or distribute any of this website’s content without the written permission of Found Animals. To request permission to use any portion of the contents of this website, please contact Found Animals at legal@foundanimals.org.