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    Shelter/Spay/Neuter Vet

    Location: Brick, New Jersey

    Jersey Shore Animal Center

    The Jersey Shore Animal Center, a private non-profit animal shelter, is seeking a shelter/low cost S/N clinic veterinarian. The position will include supervising medical care of the shelter animals and spay/neuter surgeries. We have a well equipped surgery suite and will be starting a low cost spay/neuter clinic to service our local community. The applicant must be prepared to start the clinic from the ground up. This will be a part time position, 2-3 days per week, approximately 15-25 hours per week, working towards full time.

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    Managing Director

    Location: Lewisburg, West Virginia

    Greenbrier Humane Society

    Greenbrier Humane Society seeks Managing Director for the overall management and leadership of the organization. While serving as the key spokesperson and visible leader, the applicant must be able to publicly speak about the goals, objectives and accomplishments of the Greenbrier Humane Society. The Managing Director will plan, organize and develop programs that will meet the principles and objectives of the organization.

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    Shelter manager

    Location: Othello, Washington

    Adams County Pet Rescue

    Our Shelter Manager is responsible for managing, directing and integrating the activities and programs of assigned functions and staff. The Animal Shelter Manager oversees humane animal custodial and remedial care, admissions and adoptions; ensures the safety, sanitation, and upkeep of the facility; provides staff training, prepares operational reports, serves as the on-site spokesperson to the media for the shelter, and educates the public about responsible pet ownership. Please visit website for fully detailed job description.

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    Operations and Facilities Manager

    Location: Playa Vista, California

    Annenberg

    Position: Operations & Facilities Manager Organization: The Wallis Annenberg PetSpace Location: Playa Vista, California (near Howard Hughes Center in Los Angeles) The Wallis Annenberg PetSpace is an independent charitable initiative of the Wallis Annenberg Legacy Foundation which strives to be a welcoming and nationally-recognized model education and animal care facility. Working closely with the Executive Director and Board of Directors, the Operations and Facilities Manager will be responsible for the project site opening and ongoing maintenance, outreach and programming.

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    Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

    Location: Munster, Indiana

    Estelle Marcus Animal Clinic

    The Clinic Receptionist is responsible for the organization and coordination of clinic office operations. The Clinic Receptionist provides excellent customer service to clients and is responsible for appropriate maintenance of written and electronic medical records.

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    Shelter Veterinarian

    Location: Munster, Indiana

    Humane Society Calumet Area

    Essential Job Functions 1. Oversee animal health of shelter animals and provide the best possible care to all animals entering and exiting the shelter. 2. Adhere to protocol for disinfection and disease control and support maintenance of a clean and sanitary animal shelter at all times. 3. Ability to perform surgical sterilizations with pre-op determinations to assess their ability to withstand surgery, and post-op examinations to provide recommendations for follow up care. 4.

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Tools and Resources

  • HSUS Program

    HSUS Statement on Gas Chambers

    Photo by Jim Urquhart/AP Images for The HSUS

    When shelters find themselves in the position of having to euthanize an animal, it is incumbent upon them to ensure that the death is as humane as possible. The Humane Society of the United States, the Association of Shelter Veterinarians, the National Animal Control Association, and all other national animal welfare organizations agree that direct injection of approved euthanasia drugs (referred to as Euthanasia by Injection, or EBI), by which the animal quickly loses consciousness without experiencing pain or distress, is the most humane method of euthanasia currently available. Lesser alternatives like carbon monoxide or carbon dioxide gas chambers (gas chambers), which can virtually never provide a stress and pain free death, must therefore never be used in shelter settings.

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  • Blog Post

    Every Animal Deserves Access to Veterinary Care

    Ms. Smith’s beloved pet Rich, just 10 months after treatment for mange.

    Hear from Inga Fricke on the attack on nonprofit veterinary service providers

    Meet Rich: he’s a playful, loving boy who has been Ms. Smith’s beloved pet for more than 10 years. Rich contracted mange and Ms. Smith didn’t know how to help him. She called around to many private veterinarians, but with a limited income she couldn’t afford even the office visits.  After none of the home remedies she knew were working and his condition was worsening, she finally made the heartbreaking decision to surrender Rich to Charleston Animal Society (CAS) in the hopes that someone with greater financial means could help him.

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  • About Animal Sheltering

    Rules of Community Engagement

    Photo by Kathy Milani/The HSUS

    Setting ground rules for the Animal Sheltering online community

    We encourage open discussion and invite you to share your opinion on issues. We may even print some of the best comments in the magazine!

    The best comments:

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  • Blog Post

    Welcome to the New Animal Sheltering Online!

    We have the power to change our communities

    For decades, The HSUS and Animal Sheltering have worked hard to bring you the latest information, newest approaches, best practices and more from our field. With the launch of our newly improved site, animalsheltering.org, we’re thrilled to share a number of new features to help you in your quest to save lives and keep pets with their families. 

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  • Magazine Article

    Mutterings

    Pictured with Ruby (left) and Alexis, stray cat Max was taken in by Ruby’s mother after being hit by a car. Pets for Life covered the cost of amputating his shattered leg, as well as basic veterinary care.

    A round-up of fun, inspiring news tidbits from the animal welfare world.

    Pets for Life Reaches a Milestone

    Usher and Barbara Stovall first encountered Pets for Life (PFL) a few years ago, when outreach teams began knocking on doors in their Atlanta neighborhood. The couple had adopted a puppy whose previous owner couldn’t keep her, and after chatting with staff from PFL, the Stovalls signed Peggy up for a spay surgery, vaccinations and weekly PFL training classes. Over the years, outreach team members checked in, watching “little” Peggy grow into a big girl.

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  • Magazine Article

    Good Colonies Make Good Neighbors

    Trap-neuter-return, smart caretaking practices and proactive neighborhood diplomacy are key to helping community cats coexist peacefully with the people around them.

    With diplomacy and problem-solving skills, advocates can create a harmonious relationship between community cats and the people around them

    When she got the complaint that stray cats were “using the restroom” on the sidewalk in front of a church, Renee Clark was skeptical, but she drove over to study the droppings in question. “It was pretty obvious that the poop there wasn’t cat waste; it was probably raccoon,” says Clark, an environmental biologist and feline advocate in Staunton, Va.

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