Month: May, 2017

Take the Bite Out of Tick Season!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
If you are going to be outside to enjoy the nice weather with your best friend, you need to remember one pet care duty: always check for ticks.

Now Hiring: Volunteer Coordinator

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Volunteer Coordinator

Are you looking for a rewarding position at a non-profit? This position will work directly with volunteers, Jr. volunteers and carry out our Kids Club. This person will be required to be present and manage all volunteers at all of the special events we do at the shelter. You will work with service groups, provide tours, help with special projects and training.
Must have a valid driver’s license, and be able to be insured individually and by the company policy.
BA/BS in Marketing or related experience required. Please email your resume to


Now Hiring: Adoption Counselor & Kennel Staff

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

LOVE animals
Used to Fast-Paced Work
Like working with people
Team player
Like animal puns
Not afraid to get dirty

Does this sound like you?
Are you ready to help make an impact and help animals
find their forever homes and give them a second chance?

We are currently hiring
TWO Part Time Adoption Counselors

This position helps connect families to the purrr-fect animal for their family,
be it a dog, cat, rabbit, ferret, etc!
Hours are 20-32 hours per week.
Must be able to work weekends.
Computer experience preferred.
Customer Service experience puts you a paw above the rest.
Please send your resume for adoption counselor to Meghan at

Part time, temporary Kennel Staff
This is a very important position to the health and well-being of our animals.

This position includes laundry, kennel cleaning, general cleaning, and working directly with the animals.
Must have excellent work history and attendance record.
This position will be exposed to bleach on a regular basis, so it is important that you not have a bleach allergy.
Must be able to work weekends and some holidays.
Computer experience preferred.
Customer Service experience puts you a paw above the rest.

Please send your resume for kennel staff to LaVerne at


Sometimes Helping Turns Into Hurting: Hoarding.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Sometimes helping turns into hurting.
Those who hoard are not necessarily horrible people, but started out helping and got overwhelmed.

Hoarding in the United States has more than doubled in the last four years.
Over a reported 250,000 animals have been victimized by hoarding. Many cases go unreported.

If you see something concerning, please report it to your local animal control.
Here are some signs to help if you think someone is in trouble with hoarding:

1) Keeps an abnormally large number of animals and may not know total number of animals in their care.
2) Fails to provide minimal nutrition, vet care, shelter or sanitation
3) Fails to recognize the devastating impact of this neglect
4) Animals are not well socialized, are emaciated or lethargic
5) Fleas and vermin are present
6) Can't stop from repeating this behavior, even if they become aware of the damage.
Insists all animals are healthy and happy - even when there are clear signs of distress and illness.

If you are interested in adopting one of the over 15 cats still available for adoption from a recent hoarding case,
please visit the special needs section of our website.

We dedicate this post to one of the many animals
who recently lost their life due to unsafe conditions, Nate, pictured above.

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