Adams County Humane Society is currently hiring! If working with animals and making a difference in their lives is something that is important to you, come fill out a job application!
CURRENT AVAILABLE POSITIONS:
We are currently looking for a veterinarian who would be willing to donate one to two hours a week, once or twice a month, as needed, to help us here at the shelter. Main responsibilities would include administering Rabies, completing CVI exams and helping with treatment plans of any sick or injured animals. If you are interested, or would like more information, please contact the Shelter Director, Cathryn Makurat, at (608) 339-6700.
The Animal Caretaker position is responsible for many tasks throughout the day. Cleaning cat and dog cages, taking dogs out to their play yards, vaccinating animals, feeding animals, medicating animals, laundry, dishes, adoption counseling and customer service are just a few things you will come across on your day to day tasks. This job is not for those with weak stomachs as you will come across vomit, diarrhea, parasites such as roundworms or tape worms, and abuse/neglect cases. While these things are not an everyday occurrence, being able to clean up after them is a must.
Work days vary. Saturdays a must. Starting pay $8.50+/hour depending on experience.
QUALIFICATIONS: -Must be comfortable around needles and blood. -Must have a valid drivers license. -Good interpersonal, communication, customer service, and time management skills are essential. -Ability and initiative, working with minimal supervision and direction. -Maturity, good judgment and a professional personal appearance. -Ability to identify problems or patient conditions (medical and behavioral) that need to be brought to the attention of the Shelter Manager. -Comfort and ability to work with animals of unknown disposition and those who may exhibit medical and other problems, as well as aggressive tendencies.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: -Ability to walk and/or stand on your feet throughout a normal workday. -Ability to engage in repetitive motions of legs, arms, and hands, to hear, to see, to move animals and goods. -Ability to push up to 150 pounds and carry up to 50 pounds regularly throughout a normal workday . -Allergic conditions, which would be aggravated when handling or working with animals, may be a disqualification. -Working conditions include working alone, working outside in varying weather conditions, and frequent interruptions.