Animal Care Technician I
full-time - Pueblo, Colorado
Apply procedures and policies to provide for the daily needs of all animals. This includes maintaining kennels so they are clean and sanitary, ensure appropriate feeding, identify sick or injured animals. Work cohesively with supervisor, co-workers, other departments and volunteers. Assist the public in a professional manner. Work cohesively with all departments of the organization.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide accurate information and friendly service to the public.
- Handle all animals in the most humane manner possible.
- Ensure animals are fed appropriate food in the correct quantity.
- Clean and disinfect kennels, cages and stalls following established protocol.
- Maintain equipment used in procedures / protocols.
- Wash dishes and complete laundry duties while following current procedure and proper use of equipment.
- Maintain food storage, chemical storage, laundry room and food prep area in a clean, uncluttered and sanitary manner.
- Identify ill or injured animals and report such to evaluation center staff.
- Assist with euthanasia of animals, perform body care in accordance with euthanasia protocol
- Assist with transfer of animals to other shelters or for special events.
- Restock necessary items in kennel areas and notify supervisor of deficiencies or supply needs.
- Update or correct kennel records in computer when appropriate or necessary.
- Perform inventory of animals, utilizing computer or manual methods as appropriate. Report unresolved discrepancies to supervisor or manager.
- Move and / or release animals as appropriate, update kennel cards and computer records accordingly.
- Check kennel cards in assigned area daily, correct discrepancies, reprint unreadable cards.
- Participate in activities to improve well being of animals within the shelter.
- Always remain calm and courteous to all customers and co-workers.
- Perform adoption viewing of animals in accordance with current procedure.
- Escort customers through shelter to search for lost pets in accordance with current procedure.
- Communicate with customers, volunteers and co-workers in a professional, courteous and calm manner at all times.
- Commitment to the mission, vision, goals and success of HSPPR.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Skills / Requirements
- Professional animal-handling experience is highly desired.
Who Are We? The first of only two AAHA accredited shelters in Colorado!
Employment at the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region - Colorado
HSPPR is a nonprofit animal shelter serving El Paso, Pueblo, and Douglas Counties as well as the City of Centennial. We employ a total of 200+ employees. We are an organization that celebrates and prioritizes diversity and inclusion. A drug test and background check are mandatory for employment.
The core values of the staff unite us and guide us to provide the best service to the animals in our care, our organization, and our community.
Core Values Statements-
- Compassion: We believe that animals matter. We are committed to treating animals and people with kindness, respect and compassion.
- Stewardship: We are accountable and transparent in our actions and in the use of our resources to build trust in those we serve.
- Integrity: We believe we can make the greatest impact by staying true to our mission, always doing what is best for the animals and people of our community, and by standing united in our decisions.
- Excellence: We are passionate about our mission, and strive for excellence through continual learning, innovation and the development of our board, staff and volunteers.
- Collaboration: We seek strategic partnerships and alliances to advance the welfare and protection of animals and people.
- Service: We exist to serve our communities and operate with this commitment to serve as front and center in all we do.
Pay: from $15/hour
Job Status: Full Time