All posts by Sharon Riegel

Hip hip hooray for scouts!

 

Our community ROCKS! Earlier this summer Myerstown Cub Scout Pack 460 visited our shelter! The scouts and staff held a Q&A on the basic care of animals/pets. The scouts had a lot of great questions and were very well behaved! Good job boys! Nutty (who has since been adopted) loved greeting the group!

If you are a part of a small group in the community and would like more info on coordinating a donation drive for our shelter or arranging a visit, please connect with Sharon Riegel at sriegel@lebanonhumane.org

Tails on Trails Fundraising Walk

Sunday, October 7, 2018! Rain or Shine!
5th Annual Tails on Trails Fundraising Walk!
fundraising walk on Rails to Trails of Lebanon County!

Registration: 12 Noon to 12:45 pm, Walk begins 1 pm

Walk begins and ends at Lebanon Fairgrounds
(80 Rocherty Road, Lebanon, PA)

Awesome raffle baskets available (additional fee)
All ages encouraged to participate, this walk is rated easy
Dogs are welcome on leashes (no flexi leashes please)
1.5 mile or 3.1 mile paths available
Snacks and drinks provided for walkers
Dog treats and water provided for dogs

Registration donation is $25 per walker and includes a T-shirt, snacks, drinks for you and treats for your canine friend

Prizes awarded to top 3 walkers with the most pledge money collected!

Bring your best friend for a walk and a fun day on the rail trail!

We hope for a beautiful day, but weather is unpredictable! Please prepare for weather conditions, this is a rain or shine event!

On line registration will be open closer to event! Or you can simply register at the event between 12 Noon to 12:45 pm! Walk begins at 1 pm!

Ladies Golf Association of LCC hits hole in one!

The Ladies Golf Association of Lebanon Country Club recently held the Tailwaggers Tourney to benefit the Humane Society of Lebanon County.

Pictured are Peggy Seibert, Susie Haine, Suzanne Quirk, Sharon Riegel, MaryAnne Beamesderfer, Melissa Hess and senior adoptable dog Baloo.

The Humane Society of Lebanon County is a 501 c(3) not for profit animal welfare organization. The Humane Society of Lebanon County receives no funding from the state of PA or other national organizations. They rely solely on the generous contributions from residents and businesses in the local community.

The approximately $13,000 received from this tournament will change and improve lives by directly providing shelter, food and medical treatment for the shelter animals.

Woofs, purrs, tail wags and thank you from the shelter animals to all who supported the Tailwaggers Tournament at Lebanon Country Club on June 18. Thank you to the golfers, sponsors, volunteers, Ladies Golf Association and Lebanon Country Club.

Tailwaggers Tourney a great success!

Woofs, purrs and tail wags to all who supported the Tailwaggers Tournament at Lebanon Country Club on June 18! Golfers, sponsors, volunteers, Ladies Golf Association and Lebanon Country Club! You all ROCK! Thank you!

A few snapshots are featured below. Please click here to view all the Tailwaggers Tourney snapshots on our shelter Facebook page.

 

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 hslcboard@gmail.com  or Board of Directors, Humane Society of Lebanon County, 150 N. Ramona Road, Myerstown, PA 17067.

Shelter seeking Kennel/Cattery Manager

The Humane Society of Lebanon County is seeking applications for the position of Kennel/Cattery Manager.

The HSLC is a 501(c)3, not for profit, animal welfare organization.  The HSLC is the only shelter within Lebanon County.  The shelter receives strays from all municipalities, as well as those surrendered by individuals within the county.  The shelter has one Humane Officer that investigates reported cases of abuse and neglect.  The HSLC is committed to providing the utmost care to the homeless animals of Lebanon County.

The HSLC is seeking a collaborative, professional, and knowledgeable individual with a passion for animals and a desire to better the lives of homeless animals in the Lebanon County.  The person hired for this position will be responsible for overseeing the various day to day operations of the HSLC and will report to the Board of Directors.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, safety, housing, feeding, enrichment and managing staff and volunteers.  The manager will also be responsible for maintaining records, following HSLC policy, and compliance with all state/federal laws.

Requirements:

  • 2+ years of managerial experience
  • Experience working in a shelter/rescue environment
  • Desire to work for a non-profit
  • Experience with animal behavior
  • Knowledge of state and federal animal welfare compliance regulations or willingness to learn.
  • Experience with facility upkeep
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills
  • Moderate computer skills, including, but not limited to shelter and basic computer software and social media
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Interest in working with volunteers and the community
  • Experience speaking with the public
  • Some weekend and evening work hours
  • A willingness to work and report to the Board of Directors

If interested, please send a detailed resume and salary requirements to the Board of Directors at hslcboard@gmail.com or HSLC Board of Directors, 150 N. Ramona Road, Myerstown, PA 17067

Looking to give back? Volunteer at our shelter!

Please note update: Due to unforeseen circumstances, our volunteer orientation and dog walker training sessions for August are cancelled. We greatly appreciate your understanding and patience.

New Volunteer Orientation is temporarily cancelled

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 volunteer program. We are seeking volunteer dog walkers, cat snugglers, foster families, event helpers, plus more! Opportunities to volunteer are endless! 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 temporarily cancelled

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 (in addition to the New Volunteer Orientation) 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 hslcboard@gmail.com

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

Please note dates for future months are posted on this website under Events and also on our shelter Facebook page under Events.

From the HSLC Studios! Bam Bam in action!

Bam Bam, adoptable pup here at our shelter recently enjoyed creating his very own video spotlight! Please see links below! Or better yet, stop in our shelter to meet them!

Click here to see video featuring Bam Bam on Soft Rock 100.1 WQIC Morning Show with Steve Todd! Bam Bam is the WQIC Pet of the Month!

Click here to see Bam Bam in action in our play yard!

Click here to review all the details of our adoption process or simply stop in anytime during open business hours!

Click here to learn all the details on Bam Bam and all our adoptable animals!

 

Join our team! HSLC seeking Front Office Receptionist!

Job Title: Front Office Receptionist
Available: June 2018
Hours:  9 am to 5 pm, Tuesday through Saturday
Salary:  Dependent on experience

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
Position requires public contact, therefore customer service skills are essential to the position. This position calls for the exercise of proper judgement in the application of prescribed procedures and methods to routine matters.

Must be able to multitask throughout the day.
Duties include:
Answering phones
Greeting and directing visitors
Scheduling surrenders
Responding to animal related emergencies
Contacting authorities when needed
Operating office equipment such as voice mail messaging and the use of word processing, e-mail and fax
Preparing paperwork for intake animals, adoptions, reclaims, rescue groups, vet visits
Performing various record keeping duties as assigned
Issuing of dog licenses
Assisting other employees when needed

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:
High School Diploma or equivalent.  Some experience in the clerical and computer field is a plus. Willing to work in a fast paced environment, deal with animals and the public in a neutral and compassionate manner.

For consideration for this position, please send a detailed resume and cover letter to our Board of Directors at hslcboard@gmail.com or HSLC Board of Directors, 150 N. Ramona Road, Myerstown, PA 17067