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Pet Photos with Santa

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
4 pm to 8 pm
Pet Photos with Santa by Tim McGowan
$10 donation for photo of your pet with Santa!
For an additional $10 donation you may sponsor a shelter animal to have their photo with Santa!
Baked goods, food, drinks and stocking stuffers available for purchase!
Remembrance Tree – purchase an ornament in honor of or in memory of your beloved pet!

 

Iris, Dream and Pumpernickel! Available for adoption!

Pumpernickel, a stocky, sturdy, short stack is available for adoption! Pumpernickel is the Lebanon Daily News Pet of the Week!

Click here to see Pumpernickel in action! She may be stocky and sturdy, but she is also VERY FAST! What a cutie patootie!

Pictured above – Pumpernickel, a 4 year old spayed female American Pit Bull Terrier, available for adoption!

 

Iris, a 2 year old gorgeous spayed female feline is the Lebanon Daily News Pet of the Week! Plus a shelter update from Dream, a 2 year old female American Pit Bull Terrier/Boxer Mix!

Click here to see Iris and Dream in action! Plus a shelter update!

Pictured above – Iris (feline) and Dream (canine), available to love furrever!

Seeking full-time Veterinary Technician Assistant

Job Title:  Veterinary Technician Assistant

This is a full-time position, assisting with spay/neuter surgeries, vaccine clinics, general shelter animal medical care and other duties as assigned by Staff Veterinarian or Shelter Operations Manager.

Reports to: Veterinarian on staff & Shelter Operations Manager

Salary: Based upon experience.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist the public when dropping off animals to be spayed or neutered, ensuring that all pertinent information is documented concerning each animal.

Maintain safe, secure, healthy and humane environment by sterilizing and wrapping instruments; sanitizing and disinfecting holding and operating areas; storing sterile supplies; verifying shelf life; following standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations and logs for all controlled substances and medications.

Supports operations by assembling required supplies and instruments; setting-up surgery table instruments; administering pre-operative medications; sedate patients for anesthesia (venipuncture);  completing local/regional anesthesia; preparing surgical site; maintaining sterile conditions throughout the day; monitoring patient and assisting as needed during surgery.

Monitor patient, during surgery and post operatively, by documenting animal conditions, reactions, and changes; updating Veterinarian as needed.

Ensure patients’ owner/guardian receives all instructions for post op care of patient and dispense proper medications to owner/guardian as needed.

Clean and disinfect surgical area and supplies after each surgery day, including but not limited to laundry, sweeping, mopping, wrapping surgery packs, sterilizing instruments in autoclave and restocking supplies and materials for the next surgery clinic.

Assist Veterinarian with shelter animal examinations & vaccinations; record all Veterinarians’ exam notes and update sterilization/vaccination status in shelter software system; create Rx med sheets in shelter according to Veterinarian’s orders; update drug log, and schedule any future appointments or surgeries needed for patient per orders.

Adhere to the policies and philosophies of the Humane Society of Lebanon County in the performance of all duties while ensuring the overall wellness, safety, and humane treatment of all animals under the shelter’s care.

Represent the Humane Society of Lebanon County in a professional manner at all times, in appearance, demeanor, and behavior.

If interested in consideration for this position, please send resume and salary requirements to ksiar@lebanonhumane.org or Kim Siar, Interim Shelter Operations Manager, Humane Society of Lebanon County, 150 N. Ramona Road, Myerstown, PA 17067.

Scrappy and Tazer! Handsome hunks!

Handsome Hunk Scrappy! Scrappy is a 7 year old neutered male American Staffordshire Terrier!

Scrappy arrived as a stray at our shelter in June! Looking for love, loyalty and licks for life?! Then Scrappy is YOUR guy! Scrappy enjoys all the love and attention from his humans, so staff feels this fella must be the only pet in the family. Because Scrappy can be a bit dominant and forward, this handsome hunk needs a firm, consistent owner with bully dog experience. Scrappy does have child restrictions.

Due to his length of stay here at our shelter his adoption fee is waived! (adoption criteria must still be met) Scrappy had a doggie illness and was temporarily taken off our adoption floor to complete his meds. He’s now back on adoption floor and available!

Click here to see Scrappy in action! He was the Lebanon Daily News Pet of the Week waay back in September! This fella would absolutely love to find his home for the holidays!

 

 

Handsome Hunk Tazer is single and available and was recently the Lebanon Daily News Pet of the Week! Click here to see this handsome fella in action in our play yard!

Tazer is a red 4 year old neutered male American Pit Bull Terrier! This sturdy fella does best with slow, supervised introductions. Tazer does okay with other dogs, but does have child restrictions. A quieter household would be a great environment for this pup. Potential adopters must be willing to provide behavior modification training in order to be considered for adopting this fella. Tazer is residing in a quieter section of our shelter, so when visiting please connect with a staff person if interested in more info/visiting with Tazer.

This fella would love to find his home for the holidays!

Seeking full-time Veterinarian!

The Humane Society of Lebanon County is seeking a full-time Veterinarian to provide exceptional care for our shelter animals.

If you are interested in performing spay and neuter surgeries on dogs and cats and general shelter medical care for the 2,000 plus animals that pass through our doors each year, then we may have the job for you.

Duties include routine high quality, high volume spay/neuter and other surgeries as needed on dogs, cats and other shelter animals as indicated.  This position provides direct care and treatment of the homeless animals entering the Humane Society of Lebanon County as well as low cost public spay/neuter and TNR services.  Assists in developing, advancing and implementing shelter medicine protocols and delivers and ensures humane medical treatment of all animals.  In addition, this position is required to diagnose, treat and/or recommend euthanasia.

Education required:
Doctor of Veterinarian Medicine (DVM/VMD) or equivalent degree
Current PA Veterinarian License in good standing
Must maintain malpractice insurance

Salary:
$65,000 – $80,000 dependent on experience

If interested in consideration for this position, please send resume and salary requirements to ksiar@lebanonhumane.org or Kim Siar, Interim Shelter Operations Manager, Humane Society of Lebanon County, 150 N. Ramona Road, Myerstown, PA 17067.

Holiday Giving Tree!

Could you lend a paw purrty please by donating an item or two from our shelter holiday giving tree wish list:

Pate’ wet cat or kitten food (any brand)
Canned cat or kitten food (any brand)
Purina kitten chow
Grain free dry dog food (any brand)
Non-clumping (regular clay) cat litter
Cat toys (soft mice or plastic spring toys)
Chlorox (unscented) bleach
Liquid laundry detergent
Dawn dish washing liquid
Kitchen size trash bags
Durable and big: rope toys, Nylabones, Jolly Balls
Standard size (8 ½ X 11) white copier paper
Monetary donation towards Martingale dog collars
Gift cards to Walmart, JDM Outlet, ACE Hardware, PetSmart or Pet Valu
Construction grade hose (at least 75 feet or more)
Heavy duty dog poop scoop
Paper towels
Peanut butter
Name brand cleaning liquid
Medium and large size fleece blankets

Items may be dropped off at our shelter anytime during open business hours or shipped to our shelter:
Humane Society of Lebanon County
150 N. Ramona Road
Myerstown, PA 17067
Open Business Hours:
Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 4:30 pm, Wednesday 10 am to 6:30 pm

The Humane Society of Lebanon County is a 501c(3) non-profit organization.  Humane Society of Lebanon County relies on donations from the community and does not receive funds from the Humane Society of the United States.  Our shelter relies solely on generous donations from our community.

Thank you for supporting our shelter! We could not do what we do without the support of our local community!

Oooh! Aaah! Mountain Bike Raffle!

Please stop in our shelter or thrift shop anytime during open business hours to purchase tickets for our Mountain Bike Raffle! Drawing will be at shelter on Saturday, December 9! Do not need to be present to win!

Open Business Hours:
Shelter at 150 N. Ramona Road, Myerstown, PA:
Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 4:30 pm, Wednesday 10 am to 6:30 pm
Thrift Shop at 129 Cumberland Street, Lebanon PA:
Thursday through Sunday, 9 am to 3 pm