Animal Care Attendant

Website City Of Hamilton

Job Description:

Reporting to the Supervisor, Animal Services/Municipal Law Enforcement, provides general care for animals held in custody. Cleans cages of all animals housed in the shelter. Responds to the pager to escort the public to the kennels to look for lost pets.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Prepares and distributes food to each animal according to the animal’s dietary requirements.
  • Cleans cages of all animals housed in the shelter (includes dogs, cats, birds, rodents, reptiles, rabbits and occasionally livestock).
  • Assists in the intake of aggressive, difficult or unpredictable animals.
  • Assists in triage respecting wildlife and exotic animals.
  • Cleans and disinfects all kennels, cages and animal care equipment.
  • Provides general care for animals held in custody.
  • Sorts and monitors shelter food supply and advises Supervisor of shortages.
  • Launders blankets and bedding.

Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience in working with a minimum of supervision and to maintain accurate records.
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to relate to seniors, the public, staff and government agencies.
  • Demonstrated experience in working around aggressive animals and ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Previous cleaning experience with working knowledge of cleaning methods, materials and equipment.
  • Ability to work both inside and outside in all weather conditions.
  • Must experience no allergic reactions to animals or chemicals utilized in the shelter.

Job Details:

Company: City Of Hamilton

Job Category: Cities And States

Vacancy Type: Part Time

Job Location: Hamilton, ON, CA

Application Deadline: N/A

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