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    Executive Director

    Location: Lawrence, Kansas

    Lawrence Humane Society

    To learn more about this opportunity, or to apply, please contact search firm retained by Board of Directors.

    Email: Full Position Profile available upon request; all inquiries held in strict confidence.

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    Animal Shelter Intake Supervisor

    Location: Avondale Estates, Georgia

    LifeLine Animal Project


    Responsible for supervision of staff and activities in the Intake area. Ensure timely intake of all animals. Hire, train, and schedule staff. Coordinate movement of animals from Intake into the Kennel or Clinic as needed. Verify database information is accurate. Also perform animal intake as needed.


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    Animal Care Supervisor

    Location: Woodbridge, Virginia

    Prince William County Police

    Do you love to work with animals and people? Do you enjoy a good challenge with a side of adventure? How about joining an organization in the midst of exciting change?

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    Animal Code Enforcement Officer

    Location: Jacksonville, Florida

    City of Jacksonville

    The City of Jacksonville, Florida, is seeking an Animal Code Enforcement Officer. This is technical work in enforcing animal care and control laws, involving the apprehending of stray, free-roaming, injured, and diseased animals; investigation of animal cruelty complaints; issuing of warning notices and citations; educating the public; and performance of clerical related duties.

    Open requirements include:

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    Animal Care and Animal Services Support Technician

    Location: Lacey, Washington

    City of Lacey

    Maintains the health and well-being of all sheltered animals and assists with shelter maintenance duties. This fill-in position covers vacation and other staffing needs, and works an average of 7-10 hours per week.

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    Dog Caretaker

    Location: Romoland, California

    A Passion for Paws Rescue Inc

    Care for and handle large breed dogs (Akitas) instead of paying rent! This position requires an experienced and committed dog caretaker willing to prioritize the dogs' needs. Required tasks include transporting, walking dogs, feeding, cleaning runs, administering medications, and grooming. You must be willing and able to perform physical labor outdoors in all weather conditions. This is a full time live-in position that provides shared housing, paid utilities, and a small cash stipend. Must pass background check and have valid driver's license. No smoking on property.

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  • Magazine Article

    Everyone’s a winner

    Bobby Mann and Ryan Hinderman jumped for joy when they learned that Front Street Animal Shelter had won the 2018 Innovation Showdown.

    Innovation Showdown champions roll out lost pets program in Sacramento

    At Front Street Animal Shelter in Sacramento, California, staffers save close to 90 percent of the nearly 11,000 animals they see each year, a 70-percent increase from 2012. The vast improvement is credited to new staff positions, lifesaving new policies and out-of-the-box marketing and social media efforts. (The shelter recently spoofed TV show “The Bachelor” in an adoption promotion video featuring four adopters vying for one dog.)

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    We love volunteers

    Download this Shareworthy to encourage people to volunteer their time and talents to your lifesaving work

    Download this Shareworthy to encourage people to volunteer their time and talents to your lifesaving work.

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  • Magazine Article

    An affinity for animals

    In A Dog’s Way Home, Bella (played by Shelby) gets her voice from Bryce Dallas Howard. Shelby and several other dogs in the film are adopted pets.

    Star and producer of A Dog’s Way Home talk pit bull-type dogs, plant-based diets and—surprise!—goats

    Based on the novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog’s Way Home hits theaters Jan. 11. At its center is a pit bull-type dog named Bella, whose bond with her owner compels her to travel 400 miles to reunite with him. In these edited interviews, actress Bryce Dallas Howard, who voices Bella, and seven-time Emmy-nominated producer Gavin Polone chat with senior editor Bethany Wynn Adams. (Spoiler alert: They love animals.)

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