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  • Receives stray, unwanted and other domestic and wild animals at the Town animal shelter from Animal Control Officers and the public.
  • Monitors animals for signs of illness or injury and reports symptoms to appropriate staff.
  • Places animals in appropriate shelter areas according to species and special requirements, such as court-ordered quarantine or isolation pending identification of diseases.
  • Scrapes, washes, disinfects and dries kennel runs; cleans, changes and disinfects cage linings.
  • Feeds and provides water for animals; bathes animals and performs related animal grooming and care.
  • Provides effective customer service; explains shelter policies and procedures.
  • Assists the public in claiming lost animals or selecting pets for adoption.
  • Assists in maintaining records and completes forms regarding the location, care, feeding and disposition of shelter animals.
  • Assists staff with medical exams, vaccinations, and euthanasia.
  • Performs routine custodial and grounds maintenance work in the cleaning and maintenance of shelter buildings and grounds.
  • Stocks animal food and shelter supplies.
  • Assists in opening and closing shelter facilities at designated times of day.
  • Performs general clerical work as required.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Hourly wage: $17.85

How To Apply: Please email your resume to:, in the subject line please write, ” Animal Shelter Assistant”.

Please note: background check, drug testing and physical exam (lifting 50+ pounds) is required.

Equivalent to graduation from the twelfth (12th) grade and six (6) months of experience working with animals in a humane care setting or other experience providing a basic understanding of animal care and handling. Graduation from a Veterinarian Technician program may be substituted for the required experience.

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 6
Education Required: High School
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: 17.85

    About Town of Paradise

    Under direct supervision, cleans and maintains the Town’s animal shelter facility; feeds, monitors and handles domestic and wild animals held at the shelter; assists the public in locating and handling animals; assists Animal Control Officers in running the shelter, as necessary; performs general clerical functions; and performs related duties, as assigned.