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Provide care, feeding, and handling of animals in accordance with AHS policies and procedures. Additionally, performs daily maintenance of all animal housing, and maintains building, grounds and equipment in proper working order. Provide excellent customer service both internally and externally.
Schedule: Friday, Saturday *shift times vary as needed
Perform daily cleaning of animal areas in accordance with established procedures
Monitor appetite, hydration, stools and vomit of all shelter animals
Assist Vet Services with fecal/urine collection
Answer pager calls to assist with incoming and outgoing animals, food program pick up and donations
Restrain animals for medical procedures and euthanasia as required
Provide food for animals in accordance with established procedures
Move animals throughout the shelter as needed
Perform spot cleanings in the Adoption Center
Assist in behavior modification and enrichment programs for animals in shelter
Perform daily cleaning of transfer cages, litter boxes, dishes, laundry and donated goods
Assist with janitorial duties as needed
Work with AHS volunteers in a positive and effective way to facilitate meaningful volunteer engagement.
Animal handling experience preferred
Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written
Basic computer knowledge
Skills in working independently as well as on teams
Problem solving skills
Willingness to travel to other shelter sites
Must be able to handle the physical and emotional aspect of work in an animal shelter environment, which includes the use of euthanasia.
Environment can be dirty, wet and humid
Exposure to unpleasant odors, loud noises and chemicals
Work requires restraining, lifting, and carrying animals and cages
Exposure to pests such as fleas and ticks
Possibility of being bitten or scratched
Job requires standing for long periods of time, bending, squatting, reaching, and heavy lifting
This position description is intended to describe the general content and/or requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.
One of the nation's leading animal welfare organizations, Animal Humane Society helps more than 23,000 animals every year. We’re transforming the way shelters care for animals and engage their communities, advancing animal welfare and creating a more humane world for animals everywhere.
Open Admissions Philosophy
Animal Humane Society accepts every animal that comes to us, and there is no time limit placed on the animals in our adoption centers. As long as an animal remains in good health and temperament, it is available until it is adopted. However, we also have a commitment to placing only healthy, treatable, and safe animals in the community. When the difficult decision is made to end an animal’s life for untreatable aggression or unmanageable illness, we provide them with a dignified end to life with humane euthanasia by compassion injection.
Why Work Here
Make a difference in the lives of animals and people
Join a team of coworkers who love animals as much as you do