This year, Spring Fest Mini Sessions will feature a live lamb. In an effort to maintain a safe environment for both your child and the lamb, I want to make sure all of my clients understand the risks involved in handling live animals. Please read the guidelines below very carefully and let me know if you have any questions or concerns in advance. Live Animal Agreements will be available upon check-in for you to sign if you wish to participate.
Safe handling instructions for live props:
Lambs are very delicate animals and should always be approached in a calm and confident manner. By nature, lambs are very apprehensive. This is very normal behavior for a “prey” animal, and to be expected. You should never catch a lamb by its wool. Not only is it painful to the lamb, but it can cause bruising.
In order to handle live animals, I ask that participants be at least four years of age. If your child is under four and you feel he or she is capable of handling the lamb without causing harm to the lamb or his or her self, permission may be granted based on individual circumstances. If the lamb appears to be in danger or abnormally stressed at any time, the lamb will be returned to a safe/comfortable environment immediately.
Live Animal Agreement: I understand that participation in Nostalgia Studio Spring Fest Mini Sessions is not without some risk, that despite the lamb appearing healthy, and being handled with the greatest amount of care and foresight, live animals are not always predictable and the unexpected may occur. I hereby assume any and all risks that might occur by my participation in handling live animals and consent to a release to the benefit of Nostalgia Studio LLC in consideration for my acceptance and participation in the program. I hereby waive and release Nostalgia Studio LLC of any and all claims while on the grounds or surrounding area thereto, and resulting from participation in Nostalgia Studio LLC Spring Fest Mini Sessions including specifically, but without limitation, any injury or damage resulting from the action of any live animal.