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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

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

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.

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

Looking to give back? Volunteer at our shelter!

New Volunteer Orientation is scheduled for dates to be determined

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, April 22 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 volunteer@lebanonhumane.org

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

Please note dates for months beyond April 2018 will be posted soon!

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.

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!

Sandy! Adopted!

Update! Hip Hip Hooray! Sandy has been adopted!

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!