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Butler County
Humane Society

"Because We Care"

1015 Evans City Road
Renfrew, PA 16053
(724)789-1150

M, W, F
11:00am - 4:00pm
T, TH
11:00am - 5:00pm
SAT, SUN
10:00am - 5:00pm



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Employment Opportunities

For more information about any of the available positions, please call into the shelter at (724)789-1150 or stop in during regular business hours to fill out an employment application!


Kennel Assistant/Animal Caregiver

    Hours: Full-Time, Weekends and Holidays required

    Context: Under the general direction of the Kennel Director, the Kennel Assistant/Animal CareTaker is responsible for the overall care and feeding of the animals as well as the cleaning of the shelter kennel cages and cleaning and upkeep of the shelter facility.

    Scope: Primary duties involve the daily and routine maintenance of any and all animal containment areas and other areas of the shelter as prescribed by the Kennel Director, including indoor/outdoor areas. A neat appearance and friendly, cooperative attitude are essential. Ability to work with animals and other people as well as following directions will be an important part of the performance review.

    Job Activites:

    • Cleans animal kennels and cages on a daily basis.
    • Maintaining proper feeding and watering schedules
    • Restocking of supplies
    • Evaluating the animalsí medical and behavioral needs and reporting anything out of the ordinary to the appropriate party.
    • Laundry
    • Sanitation of supplemental supplies: bowls, litter pans, etc.
    • Maintains cleanliness and upkeep of shelter facility
    • Socialization and exercise of shelter animals.

    Working Conditions: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to somewhat noisy.

    Qualification Requirements:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty to satisfaction. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

    Education and Experience: A high school diploma or equivalent is recommended. A valid driverís license is required. Demonstrated experience in handling dogs and cats is required.

    Knowledge: Animal behavior.

    Skills: Relating to animals in a kind and loving manner; handling aggressive animals in a confident and effective manner; relating to the public and staff, exhibiting proper and effective communication skills.

    Abilities: Follow a daily schedule and work plan for animal care. Must be able to follow directions. Must be able to communicate effectively.

    Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to handle animals up to 150 pounds. The employee must regularly lift bags of pet food weighing up to 50 pounds. Walk animals on a lead out of doors in all types of weather. Cleaning kennel cages requires the employee to stoop inside the kennel. The employee must be able to tolerate bleach and other cleaning chemicals. The employee is frequently required to stand for periods of time.





Kennel Technician

    Hours: Full-Time, Weekends and Holidays required

    Context: Under the general direction of the Kennel Director, is responsible for assisting with the care of the animals residing in the kennel, operation of the kennel, and the cleaning and upkeep of the shelter facility.

    Scope: Primary duties involve the daily and routine maintenance of any and all animal containment areas and other areas of the shelter including indoor/outdoor areas, responsibilities include animal care, disposition, and welfare; and any other duties directly related to the animals or the daily operation of the kennel as prescribed by the Kennel Director. The kennel technician works closely with veterinarians to provide medical assistance to the animals. Must be required to participate in on-site and off-site adoption, education, or other events. Any and all other duties as assigned by management. A neat appearance and friendly, cooperative attitude are essential. Ability to work with animals and other people as well as following directions will be an important part of the performance review.

    Job Activites:

    • Assist with the daily operations of the kennel.
    • Responsible for the overall operation of the kennel in the absence of the Kennel Director.
    • Assist in all daily tasks relative to keeping a safe and sanitary environment.
    • Assists with cleaning animal kennels and cages on a daily basis. This includes hosing down the flooring, scrubbing the walls as needed, and changing bedding with each cleaning.
    • Assists with maintaining proper feeding and watering schedules.
    • Assist with animal socialization and exercise, restocking of supplies, laundry, sanitation, waste removal, and general upkeep of the shelter facility.
    • Responsible for evaluating the animals' medical and behavioral needs and reporting information to the Kennel Director and Executive Director.
    • Assists with physical exams, evaluation and treatment of routine medical conditions, vaccinations, and testing.
    • Responsible for checking and treating animals for internal and external parasites, monitoring animals for illness and disease, seeking medical attention for animals when necessary, ensuring all animals are altered before being adopted, and working closely with local vets to ensure care is possible.
    • Provide pre- and post-operative care. Includes but not limited to providing a clean cage, food and water, monitoring recovery, insuring written documents are intact and instructing owners and/or staff on any follow-up care or medical needs.
    • Responsible for answering basic questions about vet care to the general public.
    • Responsible for maintaining accurate medical records, recording and charting all operations.
    • Responsible to check lost and found for possible matches, work with ACO's, scan stray animals for microchips, and/or tattoos.
    • Do initial medical evaluation on all incoming animals and implant microchips.
    • Responsible for providing office staff with needed animal information.

    Working Conditions: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to somewhat noisy.

    Qualification Requirements:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty to satisfaction. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

    Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited veterinary program is required. Vet Tech Certification is preferred. A high school diploma or equivalent is recommended. A valid driver's license is required. Experience preferred. Demonstrated experience in handling dogs and cats is required.

    Knowledge: Animal behavior.

    Skills: Relating to animals in a kind and loving manner; handling aggressive animals in a confident and effective manner; relating to the public and staff, exhibiting proper and effective communication skills.

    Abilities: Follow a daily schedule and work plan for animal care. Must be able to follow directions. Must be able to communicate effectively.

    Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to handle animals up to 150 pounds. The employee must regularly lift bags of pet food weighing up to 50 pounds. Walk animals on a lead out of doors in all types of weather. Cleaning kennel cages requires the employee to stoop and bend. The employee is frequently required to stand and sit. The employee is required to walk, stoop, kneel, talk, and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

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