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$11.50 an hour

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Full Job Description

Are you looking for a highly rewarding career with great benefits and opportunities for growth? The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Green Bay Campus is looking for a full-time or part-time Adoption Counselor/Animal Care Technician (AC-ACT). As an AC-ACT at WHS, you will learn from and work alongside veterinary professionals, behavior experts, and a dedicated administrative team while providing care to animals and offering valuable services to the community. If you’re looking for the perfect opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of thousands of animals and people while working alongside a committed, passionate, fun, and supportive team, apply today!

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide animals with food, water, enrichment, and other essential daily needs
  • Help animals find new homes via our same-day adoption process
  • Commit to a welcoming, supportive, and non-judgmental approach with all clients, callers, and coworkers
  • Maintain clean animal housing following our high-standard cleaning guidelines
  • Welcome new arrivals via owner surrenders, stray intake, transfers from other organizations, and end-of-life services
  • Administer medical treatments under the direction of a veterinarian
  • Maintain detailed and accurate records in our animal management software
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Availability to work some evenings, a weekend shift, and a rotating holiday
  • Must be able to routinely carry 25lbs and up to 50lbs
  • Must be committed to our organizational values of compassion, respect, and kindness, innovation, professionalism, equity, and positive approach
  • Prior animal care experience a plus
  • Bilingual applicants are strongly encouraged to apply


This position pays a rate of $11.50 per hour.

WHS offers full-time staff up to 2 weeks of Vacation, 1 week Paid Time Off, and 6 paid Holidays after 45 days of employment as well as the following benefits on the first of the month following 60 days of consecutive employment after their full-time hire date:

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Group Term Life Insurance and Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Short Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Plans
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Aflac Supplemental Benefit

All staff are eligible for the following benefits:

  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • 30% off adoption fees
  • 10% off merchandise discount in our Animal Antics Store
  • Limited retail, service fee, event, and program discounts
  • Limited wellness care veterinary services for companion animals

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please complete the Apply Now section at the top of this job page to begin your online employment application. Only applications submitted through our online application system may be considered. Please know that it is our policy to reply to each and every application received once we have a status update.

Come see why over 200 staff call one of WHS’s 6 locations home! You’ll be happy you did!

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Wisconsin Humane Society believes in equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment. WHS’s success depends on the effective utilization of qualified people regardless of the age, race, creed, color, disability, marital status, veteran status, sex, national origin, ancestry, sexual preference, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

About Us

Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is the oldest and largest shelter in Wisconsin. It was founded in 1879 and operates shelters in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Door, and Brown Counties, as well as a Spay/Neuter Clinic in West Allis. The organization offers adoption services, educational programming, and veterinary resources for animals from low-income households, retail stores, volunteer programs and dog training classes. The Milwaukee shelter also houses the states busiest Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. WHS is an independent nonprofit and receives no general government funding and is not part of any national umbrella group.