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Please email if you are interested in any of our open positions with your resume 

Weekend Animal Care Team Member ( weekday evenings,Sunday and Saturday) 

 This position is responsible for daily care of animals all along with the cleaning of their enclosures.  

Our staff strives to provide a healthy comfortable space that will allow felines and canines to adjust to their new environment. Staff is expected to perform daily tasks in accordance with protocols to keep themselves, the animals, fellow staff members, visitors and volunteers safe.  

Staff routinely will be working with cleaning agents such as disinfectants, bleach, and other cleaners. Team members have compassion for animals and human beings alike the ideal customer service skills teamwork and attention to detail skills would be wonderful. 

Essential animal care duties 

  • Safety and comfortably handling a variety of domestic animals 

  • Cleaning and disinfecting animal rooms cages and the facility  

  • Feeding and administrating medication to animals  

  • Sorting and folding laundry as well as operating washers and dryers   

Knowledge skills and abilities 

  • Animal handling experience in a kennel environment preferred 

  • Must be able to work closely with animal dander  

Duties include 

  • Feeding and administering medications as needed 

  • Cleaning enclosures 

  • Serving the public with surrenders and adoption counseling as needed 

  • Additional duties as required to ensure smooth operation and top-level animal husbandry 

Relevant experience one year preferred 


High school or equivalent diploma 

Shelter Manager

Purpose of Position: 

The Shelter Manager

  • is highly motivated, process and procedure-oriented manager committed to the mission, values, goals, and success from Franklin County Animal Rescue.

  • does provide leadership and oversight to ensure that the shelter is operating as effectively 

  • is responsible for learning, implementing, and communicating best practices in animal management and helping to craft a better future for animals and our community.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Ensure the health, cleanliness, and safety of animals and the facility. 

  • Make individual animal handling, care, transportation, and medical decisions as needed and according to FCAR policy. 

  • Monitor the health of animals and report issues to the staff shelter veterinarian. Triage urgent situations as needed. 

  • Monitor available space in the shelter and organize/schedule intake appointments. Coordinate third-party housing. 

  • Facilitate and implement animal enrichment programs. 

  • Other duties as assigned. 

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Three years of direct animal care experience in a rescue or shelter. 

  • Experience in medical administration and protocols. 

  • Experience working with volunteers, veterinary medicine professionals and others in a multi-disciplinary organization. 

  • Outstanding organizational and leadership abilities. 

  • Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills. 

  • Aptitude in decision-making and problem-solving. 

  • Ability to articulate the mission and philosophy of Franklin County Animal Rescue and maintain a working knowledge of priority campaigns and programs. 

  • Regular travel as well as evening and weekend hours are required consistent with a front-line fundraising role. 

Supervise Animal care staff. Volunteer coordinator. Other staff as assigned. 

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