Member Standards

General requirements

All members shall:

*1. Uphold the By-laws and Member Standards of WATD.

*2. Report violations of these Standards and/or Bylaws by other members, to the WATD Board of Directors in writing.

*3. Remain current on membership dues - thereby helping to support WATD in its endeavors.
*4. Uphold all decisions of the Board of Directors of WATD.
*5. Participate in the committee(s) of their choosing, for the betterment of
the organization, which in turn will strive to better the lives of the animals.
*6. Refrain from unnecessary and non-constructive criticism of the
organization, other member's animals, and/or from personal attacks upon
fellow members.

Personal Animals

All members shall:

*8. Provide all animals in their care proper and healthy environment,
nutrition, and vet care at all times. Insure that no animal in their care be
treated in an inhumane manner, be subjected to cruel punishment, be
intentionally placed in danger, or become the victim of bestiality.
*9. Recognize the added responsibility as owners/caretakers of captive
wolves and wolf-dog hybrids, and in accordance with this, not allow their animals to roam at large unsupervised, or become a public nuisance.
*10. Be aware and acknowledge that owning any wolf, wolf-dog hybrid, or other companion canine is a commitment to that animal for it's lifetime. If
unable to keep the animal the member shall see that it is placed responsibly
in an appropriate home or sanctuary. If unplaceable, the owner shall have
the animal humanely euthanized.

BOD Members shall:

*11. Have all companion animals in their possession spayed and neutered
unless doing so is medically inadvisable. Be willing to provide a
veterinarian's certification upon request.

Educational responsibilities

All members shall:

*12. Teach humane and safe animal care whenever and wherever possible.
*13. When asked, discuss all aspects, both positive and negative, about the
suitability of wolf-dog hybrids as pets and/or companions.
*15. Distribute brochures about the organization and wolf-dog hybrids as pets, wherever appropriate.
*16. Promote spay neuter of all companion animals not intended for, or
appropriate for, responsible breeding.


Privileges/Duties of Different Levels of Membership

Junior/Senior Membership $20. (for those under 18 or over 55) - supportive
in nature, help fund wolf-dog hybrid education with dues, and may belong to a committee or committees . Member packet will be sent to this level of membership.

General Membership $25. - supportive in nature, helps fund wolf-dog hybrid education with dues, and may belong to a committee or committees. Member packet will be sent to this level of membership.

Charter member $35. (second page questionnaire must be filled out for this
level) - Voting member. Expected to serve on a committee or committees.
Member packet will be sent to this level of membership. In addition to
member packet, updates of current educational materials will be included
with each renewal.

Family Membership $40. For 2 or more adults in the same household.
Supportive in nature, helps fund wolf-dog hybrid education with dues, and may belong to a committee or committees. Member packet will be sent to this level of membership.

Charter family membership $55. (second page questionnaire must be filled
out for this level) - Voting member, one vote for each adult in the
household, up to 2. Expected to serve on a committee or committees. Member packet will be sent to this level of membership. In addition to member packet, updates of current educational materials will be included with each year's membership renewal.

Animal Care Professional $25. (must present proof of affiliation with
application - proof can be a copy of your professional affiliation or
company ID card) supportive in nature, helps fund wolf-dog hybrid education with dues, and may belong to a committee or committees. Member packet will be sent to this level of membership.

Charter Animal Care Professional $35. (must present proof of affiliation
with application - proof can be a copy of your professional affiliation or
company ID card) (second page questionnaire must be filled out for this
level) - Voting member. Expected to serve on a committee or committees.
Member packet will be sent to this level of membership. In addition to
member packet, updates of current educational materials will be included
with each renewal.

These member standards are subject to change or revision by a 2/3 vote of
the BOD.

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