TAXIDERMY WORK ORDER & AGREEMENT
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ZOONOTIC DISEASE: A zoonotic disease is any disease that can be passed from animal to human. To the best of your knowledge did your pet have any zoonotic diseases that we should be aware of; i.e.

•       Zoonotic Influenza

•       Leptospirosis

•       Salmonellosis

•       Emerging Coronovirus

•       Rabies

•       Brucellosis

•       Hepatitis Virus

•       Lymes Disease

•       Blastomycosis

•       Psittacosis

•       Trichinosis

•       Cat Scratch Disease (Bartonella heneslae)

•       Histoplasmosis

•       Coccidiomycosis

This is not an exhaustive list of possible zoonotic diseases.

EXPECTATIONS: The decision to select taxidermy services is deeply personal and strictly voluntary. We promise to do our best to communicate our abilities. We would never take on a project that we didn’t feel confident in completing with great care and precision. Every taxidermy project requires multiple conversations with our taxidermist. We ask that you communicate your desires and goals as clearly as possible. In return, we promise to reiterate your desires and goals back to you to ensure that our understanding of your project is clear. Taxidermy is an art form. It is important to be realistic about your expectations when it comes to choosing taxidermy services. Being realistic about taxidermy services means understanding that the service of your choice may not turn out exactly as expected.

 

INSECT PREVENTION AND CONTROL:

Insect damage is porrible. It is also easily prevented. The two insects responsible for this are tiny demisted/carpet beetles or moths. These are the same bugs found in food pantries, carpets, and closets. They come in grain products such as dog or cat food. Besides eating wool carpets and clothes, these insects can ruin taxidermy animals and pelts. The larvae eat the tiny end of a hair follicle, causing hair loss. In the moth or beetle stage, they are not harmful. Prevention is always a good practice. You can use bug foggers or any moth-proofing spray that is safe for clothing. Spray a light mist all over the pet or pelt and gently comb into the hair. On fur-bearing animals, the fur can be fluffed back using a hairdryer on the cool setting. If you notice any bug damage or find “rice-crispy” looking sheds, take the pelt or animal outside and spray it down with a bug killer and seal it in a plastic bag overnight.

 

OUR AGREEMENT AND UNDERSTANDING TERMS AND DEPOSIT: All payments only in US dollars. A 50% deposits is required on all work. Certain circumstances may require some work to have the complete cost paid in advance before work will begin or before it is finished & the customer will be notified if this is required. Any balance due must be paid at completion time. Customer agrees to pay the balance due and pick up the work within 14 days after notification of completion. A $10.00 per day, storage fee will be charged after the 14 day grace period until the work is picked up. Taxidermist and/or company will not be held responsible for theft, fire, flood, vandalism, tanning, hair slippage or any other loss or damage. The customer agrees to pay any cost or expense including any & all legal expenditures, collection enforcement costs or any other costs associated with customer's work. The decision and discretion of the taxidermist is binding and absolute and shall apply in any situation, in any disagreements or conflicts and for any fee assessment. No refunds for any reason.

 

I certify and guarantee that the animal (s) listed above, died in a legal and lawful manner and I am authorized by law, license, permit, etc. to bring such animal (s) to the Taxidermist for the services selected. I have read the front and the back of this work order and agreement, and I fully understand and agree to be obligated and liable with the condition of acceptance, agreement, terms, deposit, and for any applicable fees.

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