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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.

Looking to give back? Volunteer at our shelter!

New Volunteer Orientation is scheduled for Saturday, February 10 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, February 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.

Rescue Me Dance

It’s back by popular demand! Join us! Tell your friends!

Rescue Me Dance
Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 7 pm to 11:30 pm
Eagles Auditorium, 116 N. 8th Street, Lebanon, PA
Music by DJ Dave Kaley

$25 donation includes food, beer and soda. Must be 21. ID required at the door. BYOB. Raffle items will be available to bid on during the dance. Bring a donation for the shelter, receive 1 raffle ticket. New for this year, wine pull!

Tickets available during open business hours at our shelter or our thrift shop

Shelter Open Business Hours
Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 4:30 pm
Wednesday, 10 am to 6:30 pm
Address: 150 N. Ramona Road, Myerstown, PA

Thrift Shop Open Business Hours
Thursday through Sunday, 9 am to 3 pm
Address: 129 Cumberland Street, Lebanon, PA

Click here to order your tickets on line! It’s easy!

Limited tickets available at door the day of the event.

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

Big News! Jack Frost Adoption Special!

Brrr .. its cold outside! Warm your heart with a rescue!

Now through January 14! Jack Frost Adoption Special!

All felines 7 months & older, $25 adoption fees! All canines 7 months & older, $50 adoption fees!

Blanca, Emma, Daisy and Otis are just a few of the animals included in this adoption special! Visit lebanonhumane.org to see  all of our adoptable animals or better yet simply stop in our 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.

Miss Kitty Purry! Star of Good Day PA!

Miss Kitty Purry is a 5 month old spayed female kitten who loves the  adventure of life! Kitty’s favorite game is to hide, then jump out to tackle you for lots of love and attention. This purrty little girl loves everyone she meets both human and feline. Kitty is looking for a very special family to adopt her due to her having been born with dislocated hips and floating knee caps! This simply means when she is fully grown she will need at least one surgery and possibly more to ensure that she has a long healthy and pain free life. If you would like additional information about little Kitty Purry, please speak to a staff member or email ksiar@lebanonhumane.org.  PS – Miss Purry traveled to ABC 27 in Harrisburg to appear on Good Day PA on Monday, December 18. Our shining star Miss Purry performed purrfectly in her TV debut!

Click here to see Miss Kitty Purry in her TV debut!

 

Annual Cash Bingo!

Save the date! Tell your friends!
Annual Cash Bingo to benefit the animals

Location:
Senior Center, 710 Maple Street, Lebanon, PA 17046

Doors open: 11:30 am
Bingo begins: 1:00 pm

Tickets are a donation of $20 for 20 games of bingo!

Plenty of food, beverages and baked goods available for purchase at event!  Plus raffle basket tickets available to purchase!

Tickets for event on sale during open business hours at shelter and thrift shop! Also limited number available at the door the day of the event!

Shelter open business hours
Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 4:30 pm
Wednesday, 10 am to 6:30 pm
Address: 150 N. Ramona Road, Myerstown, PA

Thrift Shop open business hours
Thursday through Sunday, 9 am to 3 pm
Address: 129 Cumberland Street, Lebanon, PA

Join us for a day of fun, food, awesome raffle baskets and great door prizes!

Bring a donation of laundry detergent, non clumping (regular clay) cat litter, grain free dry dog food, kitchen size trash bags or Purina Kitten Chow – receive a free raffle ticket!

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
Slips leads for dogs (any size)
Small bites dry dog food (any brand)

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!