Job Description

The Humane Society for Hamilton County is one of the only open admission, truly no kill shelters in the country. Ours is a casual work environment where you will be surrounded by unconditional love every moment of the day. Humane Society for Hamilton County offers full-time employees full benefits after 60 days of employment including medical, dental and generous paid time off and vacation benefits upon eligibility. Humane Society for Hamilton County also offers its employees a significant discount on vaccines, medications, preventative care and lab work for personal pets. If you would like to make a direct impact on giving over 3,200 animals each year the chance to live, love, and be loved...whatever it takes...then apply today!

The purpose of our Kennel staff is to provide support to the Animal Care Manager and oversight of the daily care of the animals in the facility. The Kennel staff will provide exceptional care to all shelter animals, in regards to cleanliness, handling, and ensuring proper care. This role serves as a liaison to all staff to ensure staff and volunteers work directly with the animals to provide enrichment, identify concerns behavioral or medical and communicate with proper manager.
Duties & Responsibilities
Kennel Staff is responsible for coordinating the daily activities including, but not limited to:
 Daily walk through of the kennel areas checking each animal individually for any abnormal activity such as
vomiting, diarrhea, or blood in the cage or run.
 Reports all abnormal activity to supervisors immediately. (Ensure to place a note in the medical binders.
 Recognizes emergency situations, enlisting the aid of supervisors or veterinarians.
 Feeds and waters animals according to schedules and protocols.
 Cleans and maintains kennel area of facility, in such a manner as to provide an odor free and low stress
environment for the animals.
 Cleans and disinfects cages, runs and yards as needed using hoses and spray bottles of disinfectant.
 Cleans and disinfects all food and water bowls.
 Picks up soiled bedding and moves it to laundry area.
 Places clean bedding in run with animals.
 Administers medications to those animals that require medications when medical staff need assistance.
 Handles all animals accordingly.
 Works outside all year round, part of the job requires working without the aid of air conditioning for
periods of time.
 Restraint of animals as needed.
 Maintains all HSHC equipment.
 Provides friendly and professional interactions with clients and animals while doing showings for potential
adoptions.
 Ensures to provide exceptional customer service and customer satisfaction at all times.
 Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral
instructions.
 Safely place a leash on dogs and transfer them between cages and locations and walk them outdoors for
exercise and to eliminate. Keep pets safely under your control at all times.

This is a full time job

Contact Information

Job Contact Details

Sarah Wright
Human Resources Manager
317-674-0626

Closing Date: Friday, September 17, 2021

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