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$9.86 an hour

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This position is responsible for animal care and client service at the Jackson County Animal Shelter.

Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills

  • Gives incoming animals necessary vaccinations. Treats all animals for parasites and injuries as needed
  • Responds to all animal related emergency calls which may involve pick-up of animals
  • Performs emergency animal rescue services and emergency night call services
  • Examines captured animals for injuries and delivers injured animals to veterinarian for medical treatment
  • Keeps detailed records on all lost and found animals and all animals impounded
  • Follows established disease control protocols to daily clean, disinfect and maintain shelter cages and runs
  • Feeds, waters and provides personal care to detained animals.
  • Performs animal bathing and basic grooming
  • Cleans and maintains kennel areas and performs other shelter duties as requested
  • Maintains equipment in working condition.
  • Reports equipment or supply needs to supervisor
  • Appears in court as needed
  • Maintains open shelter hours for the public
  • Assists clients with animal adoption process.
  • Facilitates client/animal interactions to insure safe and pleasant experience
  • Educates and advises owners regarding the care of their animals
  • Assists the public concerning the surrender, redemption or adoption of animals.
  • Answers general animal concerns or questions
  • Assists the public in a professional manner
  • Cultivates positive client, volunteer and co-worker relations through professional, courteous and educational interactions
  • Performs the day-to-day operations in the Animal Shelter in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws
  • Provides leadership to volunteers by providing purpose, direction and motivation

Minimum qualifications & Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (must be 18 years of age or older)
  • Experience related to the care or treatment of animals


  • Possess and maintain valid Wisconsin Driver’s license and have access to transportation suitable to complete necessary work out of the office

Supplemental information

  • Knowledge of appropriate vaccination procedures and measurements
  • Knowledge of effective methods of controlling and containment of domestic animals
  • Knowledge of different animal breeds and behaviors
  • Knowledge of personal computer operations and Microsoft Office Suite package
  • Ability and willingness to work weekends and holidays as needed
  • Ability to handle all types of animals
  • Ability to read and interpret documents, and laws in the English language
  • Ability to listen to and understand information and ideas in spoken and written format so individuals may effectively understand and convey communications
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
  • Inductive and deductive reasoning – ability to combine separate pieces of information, or specific answers to problems, to form general rules or conclusions; includes coming up with a logical explanation for why a series of seemingly unrelated events occur together and deciding if an answer makes sense

Location: 307 Main Street, Black River Falls, WI 54615

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $9.86 per hour