Kennel/animal care attendant

Posted on February 15, 2017. Region: Swift Current, SK

Swift Current SPCA is seeking a casual/on-call kennel/animal care attendant with the flexibility to cover shifts on short notice – including weekdays, weekends and statutory holidays. You must be an energetic team player who will participate in all animal care duties and ensure that optimal levels of care are administered to the animals. Experience in customer relations and previous experience in animal husbandry is considered an asset.

The hire will,
-Maintain the entire Shelter in a clean, sanitary, and efficient manner on an ongoing basis and in a collaborative manner
-Ensure kennels, runs, and cat cages are kept in a manner that is best suited for the animal’s health and welfare as per the shelter's protocols.
-Monitor the health and welfare of the animals and report anything abnormal to the veterinary technicians
-Maintain animals on a proper diet ensuring daily feeding, watering, exercise, and enrichment
-Perform general bathing and grooming of animals as needed
-Treat animals humanely, with compassion and concern.
-Perform other duties as assigned

Required skills, knowledge and abilities to succeed in this role:
-High school diploma or equivalent
-Strong desire to provide excellent customer service skills: patience, professional, positive attitude, attention to detail, adaptability
-Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
-Resourceful team player who excels at building trusting relationships with colleagues, customers and volunteers
-Highly motivated self-starter who takes initiative with minimal supervision
-A sound knowledge of animals, their breeds, characteristics and common diseases
-Previous kennel or animal care experience will be considered an asset
-Demonstrable interest in all aspects of animal welfare
-Position is physically demanding and includes heavy lifting, pushing and pulling which requires an individual with the ability to maintain a level of fitness and endurance to fulfill the required duties
-Computer experience
-The animals in our care require attention seven days a week, must be flexible and able to work weekdays, weekends and statutory holidays

If you are interested in becoming a part of the Swift Current SPCA team and are legally entitled to work in Canada, please send a resume and a cover letter (in open office compatible or PDF format) to: [email protected]


2101 Knight Crescent
Swift Current, SK

Job type: Hourly