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    Animal Shelter Supervisor

    Location: Placerville, California

    County of El Dorado

    The County of El Dorado is conducting this recruitment to fill one (1) full-time Animal Shelter Supervisor vacancy in the Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Division located in Placerville, CA. It will also establish a list which may be used for up to (3) three months to fill future full-time, part-time, and extra help Animal Shelter Supervisor vacancies throughout the county.

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    Veterinarian

    Location: Washington, District of Columbia

    Washington Humane Society

    The Washington Humane Society (WHS) is in search of a Staff Veterinarian to join our progressive team! WHS is the only Congressionally-chartered animal welfare agency in the United States, providing comfort and care to over 43,000 animals each year through a wide range of programs and services, including animal control and humane law enforcement.

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    Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

    Location: San Diego, California

    San Diego Humane Society

    CFO for San Diego Humane Society- Oversees all fiscal and fiduciary responsibilities for the SDHS. Reports to the President/CEO, is an officer of the organization and advisor to the President, Board and Board committees. Works collaboratively with other senior staff. Responsible for mentoring, guiding and supervising Finance staff of 5 - Controller, 2 Accountants, 2 Accounting Techs..

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    Administrative Officer I

    Location: Camarillo, California

    County of Ventura- Healthcare Agency

    Ventura County Animal Services (VCAS) is searching for a motivated and innovative Administrative Officer that is willing to think outside the litter box. VCAS provides shelter and field services to eight cities within Ventura County. We are the largest, open admission, no-Kill municipal animal shelter in California. The Administrative Officer under general direction, provides budgetary, fiscal, and personnel services to departmental or agency management.

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    Animal Services Sergeant

    Location: Martinez, California

    Contra Costa County

    Animal Services Sergeant Monthly Salary Range: $3,770 - $5,709 The Position Under the direction of an Animal Services Lieutenant, Animal Services Sergeants will be expected to provide lead direction to Animal Services Officers, perform more complex animal control functions and assist in the training and evaluation of Animal Services Officers.

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    Animal Services Lieutenant

    Location: Martinez, California

    Contra Costa County

    Animal Services Lieutenant Monthly Salary Range: $4,514 - $6,510 The Position The Animal Services Lieutenant, under the direction of the Deputy Director of Animal Services, is responsible for planning, coordinating and supervising field activities and the operations at the Animal Control Centers.

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    Forget the Fairy Tale

    Lowering your drawbridge will help more adopters and animals live happily ever after

    Almost two years ago, I set out to adopt a Chihuahua from a rescue group that prides itself on finding “carefully screened forever homes.”

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    Rethinking Returns

    Repurposing a shelter management tool to control the flow of animals who come back

    It’s a scenario longtime rescuers have nightmares about, and yet we rarely see it coming: One day, seemingly out of the blue, you get the email message: “URGENT! I need to return Fido to you this weekend!”

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    Making the Shelter a Happier Place for Animals

    Appealing to animals’ five senses and giving them outlets to express their natural behaviors can make them happier and healthier.

    Practical tips on how to help the animals in your care feel good

    Read the first of Dr. Griffin’s columns on emotional wellness in the Sep-Oct 2015 issue of Animal Sheltering.

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    Marvelous Mervin

    Mervin fits right in with Joey Teixeira.

    Toothless Mervin gets thousands of "likes" on Instagram and even more love from his family.

    The first time I saw Mervin, he was burrowed under a blanket with just his little head sticking out, barking (or yelling, as I like to call it), at nothing in particular. He clearly had a lot to say. I could feel that there was something special about this little guy.

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    Worth Every Scent

    In Kentucky, working cats Vincent and Van Gogh adjust to their new surroundings, during their holding period, in a dog crate that contains a feral den in which to hide.

    Working cats send rats packing

    Back in the late 1990s, Carl Jones, maintenance manager at the Los Angeles Flower Mart, frequently heard screams from vendors and customers. It usually meant they’d spotted rats, searching the aisles for tasty carnation seeds. Staff had tried for decades to get rid of the rats, but in 1999, after just two months, four cats succeeded where they had failed.

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    Yes, In Our Backyard

    Nikki Holladay, a staff member with Indianapolis Animal Care and Control, prepares food and water for the colony of feral cats who live on the shelter's grounds.

    Turning the NIMBY attitude on its head, some shelters care for feral cat colonies onsite

    A decade ago, Lisa Tudor, executive director of IndyFeral, never imagined that she’d one day be working with Indianapolis Animal Care & Control to help save the feral cats who live around the municipal shelter.

    Her nonprofit group “had been doing TNR in the city, and we knew that there had been cats on the [shelter’s] property forever,” says Tudor. “We had tried before [to get permission to TNR the cats], but it never went anywhere.”

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