What is an Animal Bill of Sale?
An Animal Bill of Sale or Livestock Bill of Sale is a form used to document the transactions between an animal seller and a buyer. It is a legal form certifying that full consideration has been rendered in a transaction wherein the seller has transferred the rights of the ownership of an animal to the buyer.
The form covers the discussed terms between the seller and the buyer, such as the Warranties, ‘As Is’ Conditions, Prevailing Party, Successors and Assigns, Veterinary Inspections, and Inspection.
What are the terms discussed in an Animal Bill of Sale?
The Animal Bill of Sale is created based on the agreed upon terms. The record of the transaction is written on the Animal Bill of Sale and must be signed by both parties to accredit the terms.
Upon signing the contract, you agree on the following terms:
- WARRANTIES: The seller hereby Grants, sells, and transfers full ownership of this Animal to the Buyer. This Animal at the time of sale is free from all encumbrances, taxes, fees, and liens; and that the Seller defends and be held fully responsible for such lawful claims and demands with respect to the Animal, if any.
- ‘AS IS’ CONDITION: The Animal is being sold ‘AS IS’ and the Seller expressly disclaims all warranties, whether expressed or implied, including but not limited to, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The Seller disclaims any warranty as to the condition of the Animal. The Seller does not assume, or authorize any person to assume on behalf of the Seller, any liability in connection with the sale of the Animal.
- PREVAILING PARTY: In the event, any dispute between the parties hereto should result in litigation or arbitration, the prevailing party shall be reimbursed for all reasonable costs in connection therewith, including but not limited to, reasonable attorney’s fees and defense costs. In no event shall either party be liable for incidental, consequential, indirect, or special damages of any kind, including but not limited to loss of profit.
- SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS: The terms of this Bill of Sale shall bind and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective heirs, legal representatives, successors and assigns.
- VETERINARY AND INSPECTION: Prior to executing this Bill of Sale, the Buyer was allowed to have its Veterinarian examine the Animal. Such examination was at the Buyer’s expense. If the Buyer chooses to not have a Veterinarian examine the Animal before executing this Bill of Sale, then the Buyer accepts the Animal in their current condition and waives all rights, claims, and causes of action against the Seller for any defects with the Animal.
- INSPECTION: The Buyer accepts the Animal in its existing condition given that the Buyer has either inspected the Animal or was given the opportunity to inspect the Animal but chose not to inspect it.
- GOVERNING LAW: The Bill of Sale will be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of the chosen State.
It is best to review the terms and any information written on the form before signing the Animal Bill of Sale to prevent disputes.
TIPS ON ANIMAL SELLING
- It is a criminal offense to mislead. If you are selling an animal, make any of your representations to promote the supply or transfer of ownership true. Representation also includes the identity of the animal and the descriptions you add to the Animal Bill of Sale.
- Give precise details about your animals and do not exaggerate to avoid certain expectations.
- Frequently check the health status of your animals and seek guidance from your veterinarian.
- If possible, do not sell all your female animals for reproduction.
What is the purpose of an Animal Bill of Sale?
An Animal Bill of Sale is used to transfer ownership of an animal from one person to another. It may also be used as the following:
- Documentation. The selling of livestock or any animals regarded as pets shall go through a legal process and needs proper documentation for further use; the Animal Bill of Sale functions as both. It is a complete documentation of the transaction, from the profiles of the people involved to terms discussed. It is also a legally recognized documented record of a transaction.
- Valid Evidence. In case of a dispute, the Animal Bill of Sale stands as valid evidence in court. It is a legitimate document containing the agreed terms and conditions discussed before signing the contract. Therefore, it guarantees that the transaction was done in ways that both parties agreed upon.
- Title of Ownership. An Animal Bill of Sale is a legally binding document that authenticates your transaction with the buyer. Though it is not a form of a title, it serves as proof of purchase and the buyer may use it to obtain the title of ownership from you.
How to fill out an Animal Bill of Sale?
Enter your state.
Enter your county.
Enter the amount.
Enter the date.
Enter the price that is inclusive of all sales taxes.
Enter your name.
Enter your address.
Enter the buyer’s name.
Enter the buyer’s address.
Enter the kind or kinds of animals to be purchased.
Enter the quantity or quantities of the animals to be purchased.
Enter the animal’s breed or breeds to be purchased.
Enter the animal’s gender or genders to be purchased.
Date(s) of Birth
Enter the date or dates of birth of the animal or animals to be purchased.
Enter the color or colors of the animal or animals to be purchased.
Enter the registration number or numbers.
Enter the description or descriptions of the animal or animals to be purchased.
Enter the buyer’s mode of payment.
Enter the state to determine the laws that will govern the transaction.
Enter the date of the execution of the Bill of Sale.
Provide your signature.
Enter your name.
Enter the buyer’s signature.
Enter the buyer’s name.