Category Archives: Featured

Enjoy shopping? Could you lend a paw purrty please?

Wowza, yowza! It sure takes lots of stuff to keep the shelter animals healthy, comfy and cozy! Below is an update of our Most Needed Items Wish List! Items may be dropped off at our shelter anytime during open business hours! Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 4:30 pm, Wednesday, 10 am to 6:30 pm! If you enjoy shopping on line, items may be shipped to HSLC, 150 N. Ramona Road, Myerstown, PA 17067. Woofs and purrs from all the adoptable animals!

Canned kitten food (any brand)
Grain free (dry) cat or dog food (any brand)
Purina kitten chow
Small bites dry dog food (any brand)
Non-clumping (regular clay) cat litter
Liquid laundry detergent (any brand)
Dawn dishwashing liquid
Kitchen size trash bags and 55 gallon heavy duty trash bags
Pine Sol (lemon) cleaning liquid
Paper towels
Durable & big for large dogs: Nylabones, Jolly Balls
Standard size (8 ½ X 11) white copier paper
Dog poop bags
Soft cat toys, plastic spring cat toys
Brand new cat climbing tree/tower (any style)

Have a question or need more info on our Wish List? Please email Sharon Riegel at sriegel@lebanonhumane.org

Corks and Bottles! It’s back! Saturday, August 25!

Corks and Bottles Wine and Beer Tasting Festival!
It’s back! Save the date! Tell your friends!

Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 4 pm to 7 pm at beautiful Tulpehocken Manor near Myerstown! There will be beer and wine tasting, food and music by local musicians Mockingbird! Plus raffle baskets and much more!

Adults only please. Dog friendly event.

More details in the works! Tickets available soon! Stay tuned!

Click here to download Corks and Bottles Sponsorship Form.
Please note that all sponsorships are requested no later than Monday,  August 6, 2018.

 

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!

New Volunteer Orientation is scheduled for Wednesday, July 11 at 5 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 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 scheduled for Sunday, July 15 at 2 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 (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.

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

Shelter seeking Animal Care Technicians

Job Title:  Animal Care Technicians (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 the Board of Directors at hslcboard@gmail.com

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 Foster Coordinator, Pam Spong, at pspong@lebanonhumane.org or by mailing it to: Foster Coordinator, Humane Society of Lebanon County, 150 N Ramona Rd, Myerstown PA 17067.

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 Board of Directors at Humane Society of Lebanon County at hslcboard@gmail.com

Together we can make a difference!

Kitten Shower!

We are expecting … lots of wee little kittens! This year we want to be prepared! The Humane Society of Lebanon County is holding a kitten shower April 1 through April 30, 2018. We are seeking new foster parents and collecting donations for our fur babies this kitten season! We will have a spot in the front lobby where the public can drop off their donations anytime during open business hours. Please celebrate our new additions by considering lending a hand with donations!

Items on our Kitten Wish List include: Kitten Milk Replacement (KMR) (powder preferred), heating pads, heating discs, Fancy Feast canned kitten food, Purina kitten chow, kitten nursing bottles, non clumping cat litter, Dawn dish washing liquid, bulb syringe aspirators.

Click here for a link to our Amazon Kitten Wish List.

We would also appreciate monetary donations or gift cards to pet stores.

Questions on our Kitten Wish List? Please email sriegel@lebanonhumane.org

Click here  for more info about Fostering.

Questions about Fostering? Please email pspong@lebanonhumane.org

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