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Volunteer with kittyCat Care: Isolation Assistant

Hours and Wages

  • 10 hours per week
  • $12 per hour
  • 7am-noon, Tuesdays and Fridays
  • Hours may change as organization’s needs evolve

Duties

In the Isolation room of the rescue, the assistant will:

  • Provide humane care to cats and kittens
  • Provide fresh food, water, and litter boxes to cats and kittens
  • Maintain clean and sanitary enclosures
  • Organize and restock supplies
  • Clean and sanitize all dishes, laundry, floors, and enclosures
  • Keep up-to-date animal records and observation charts
  • Communicate any signs of illness to staff
  • Medicate and bathe cats and kittens

This list of duties is not all-inclusive

Experience

  • Previous animal handling experience in a shelter or veterinary environment (paid or volunteer)
  • Knowledge and prior work or volunteer experience in the animal welfare industry is preferred
  • Knowledge of cat behavior and health is preferred

Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Able to work closely with animal dander/hair/bodily fluids
  • Ability to handle anxious animals during medical procedures and other care
  • Ability to take direction
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks at once in a fast-paced, distracting environment
  • Ability to work quickly, carefully, and with attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate with volunteers, staff, and public in a professional manner
  • Ability to walk, stand, bend, stoop, carry, and safely lift 50 lbs. with reasonable accommodations
  • Must be able to perform all tasks to shelter protocols standards in a humane and consistent manner
  • Possess or ability to learn to properly handle difficult, fractious, and feral cats
  • Maintain open mind regarding changes and be willing to learn, implement, and teach new protocols

Working Conditions

  • Due to nature of shelter work, may be exposed to deceased, fractious, or aggressive animals; parasites, zoonotic or other diseases; unpleasant noises, odors, or sights; disinfectants and chemicals; and extreme temperatures
  • Work under stressful conditions due to the temperament and high volume of animals worked with

To Apply

Applications accepted via indeed.com.

 

There are no other job openings at this time. If you are interested in becoming involved with the rescue’s work, please visit our volunteer page. Thank you!