All posts by Sharon Riegel

Looking to give back? Volunteer at our shelter!

New Volunteer Orientation is scheduled for Wednesday, March 14 from 5 to 6 pm

Interested in giving back? Join us for our Volunteer Orientation. We will give you a tour of the shelter and a brief overview of our program. Volunteers must be over the age of 18. Please bring along some form of identification. The orientation will last about an hour. We hope to see you there!

New Dog Walker Training is scheduled for Sunday, March 18 from 2 to 3 pm

The Humane Society of Lebanon County will be holding a special training class specifically for anyone (age 18 or older) interested in volunteering as a dog walker at the shelter.

At this training session we will discuss safe handling protocol for walking our shelter dogs and give a brief demo on our SAFER temperament assessment. You MUST attend this training session before walking dogs at the shelter. Classes are held once per month.

Please join us and learn how you can make a difference in the lives of homeless dogs in Lebanon County.

Questions? Call 717-628-1369 or email ksiar@lebanonhumane.org

Click here for link to print our Application to Volunteer or simply complete one at the time of your orientation.

Shelter seeking Animal Care Technician

Job Title:  Animal Care Technician (Dogs, Cats and Small Mammals)
Reports to: Shelter Operations Manager
Salary: Dependent upon experience

Requirements:
– Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
– Must be able to work outside in temperatures from below freezing to over 90 degrees.
– Must be able to work on your feet without a break for a minimum  of 4 hours.
– Be able to handle all animals (large and small) with different dispositions without fear.
–  Have a working knowledge of various medication and drugs used in the basic care of animals, dosages and how to dispense medications.
– Should understand and be able to show basic procedures on how to restrain an animal.

Duties and responsibilities:
Daily feeding and cleaning of all animal care areas in the shelter.
– Observe each animal in your assigned area to determine if there are any signs of stress, illness, injury, aggression, abnormal behavior etc. and report all concerns to the Shelter Operations Manager or Staff Veterinarian in a timely manner.
– Assist with intake exams, including vaccinating, deworming and any other tests as needed.
– Medicate shelter animals as requested.
– Maintain shelter and animal areas by sweeping, mopping, washing laundry, washing dishes and litter pans, stocking all areas with supplies and any other duties as assigned needed to maintain and keep shelter organized and clean.

For a complete job description or to send a detailed resume for consideration, please contact Kim Siar, Shelter Operations Manager at ksiar@lebanonhumane.org

Sandy! Canine Fashion Expert! Gold Medal Player!

Canine Fashion Expert and Gold Medal Player! Sandy! Available! Stop in, grab a tennis ball and fall in love with this gorgeous gal in our play yard!

Meet Sandy! A 5 year old spayed female fawn and white wiggly butt  American Staffordshire Terrier! Miss Sandy arrived in the middle of November at our shelter as a stray so her back story is a bit unclear (we wish she could talk and tell us her story)! This pretty princess would thrive best in a home without those silly critters we call cats. She is super toy motivated: she loves toys, especially tennis balls! Sandy is also people motivated: she loves people, almost but not quite, as much as she loves toys! Staff recommends a calm canine sibling, older calm human siblings and a firm person in her life who will keep her focused on the task at hand! Sandy does not show well in her kennel! After all she is so excited to get out to meet you and yes play, play play! Sandy shows best outside in our play yard! That is where she shines! Bring a tennis ball and meet our SANDY! You will be her new BFF! Visit  our website for details on our adoption process or stop in our shelter anytime during open business hours!

 

Homes Needed! Barn, Outdoor, Warehouse, Workshop, Factory

The Humane Society of Lebanon County is currently looking for barn/outdoor homes (warehouse, workshop, factory) for feral felines that cannot be adopted. A feral cat is a cat that has had little to no contact with humans. These cats cannot be socialized or adopted out, but deserve homes too! The adoption fee is free to those who qualify. HSLC will spay/neuter, vaccinate and provide a 1-year rabies vaccine. Accommodations required are an outdoor enclosed or inside/safe area plus fresh litter, water and food daily.

Interested in more info? Have questions?
Please contact the Shelter Operations Manager at Humane Society of Lebanon County at ksiar@lebanonhumane.org

Together we can make a difference!

Help! Be a foster! Save a life!

Do you wish you can save them all but know you just can’t?  We have the solution!  Volunteer to be a foster parent at the Humane Society of Lebanon County and help get our animals off to a great start before going up for adoption!

Sometimes puppies and kittens come into the shelter before they’re old enough to go up for adoption. Sometimes animals are undersocialized and could just use some time living in a home and adjusting to a home-life routine.  And sometimes animals suffer from treatable medical issues that will better heal outside of the shelter setting.  This is where you come in!

We’ll be with you every step of the way.  We’ll answer any questions or concerns you have during the foster period.  We’ll schedule check-ups with our foster coordinator or a veterinarian.  And we ensure you have access to us 24 hours a day should an emergency arise.

The Humane Society’s foster program provides you with everything needed to care for your new charge, including food, litter, bedding, crates, medications, and anything else your foster animal may need while in your care.  All we require you to provide is time, love, and patience.

If you’re interested in fostering, please fill out our foster application and submit it to our Interim Shelter Operations Manager, Kim Siar at ksiar@lebanonhumane.org or by mailing it to:  Interim Shelter Operations Manager, Humane Society of Lebanon County, 150 N Ramona Rd, Myerstown PA 17067.

My Furry Valentine Adoption Special!

Adoption Special
February 6 through 18,
“MY FURRY VALENTINE”

All cats 7 months and older, $14 adoption fee
All dogs 7 months and older, $44 adoption fee

Sandy (canine) and Holly (feline) pictured above are included in this adoption special! Plus many other furry valentines searching for furrever love! Stop in anytime during open business hours! See you at the shelter!

Seeking full-time Certified Veterinary Technician

Job Title:  Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)

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.

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.