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    Behavior & Training Coordinator

    Location: San Diego, California

    San Diego Humane Society

    San Diego Humane Society is hiring a Full-Time Regular Behavior & Training Coordinator for our San Diego Campus!

    San Diego Humane Society, an open-admission shelter, is creating a more humane world by inspiring compassion and advancing the welfare of animals and people. Our lifesaving safety net has helped San Diego become the largest city in the U.S. to keep healthy and treatable animals from being euthanized.

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    Animal Control Officer

    Location: San Francisco, California

    San Francisco Animal Care & Control

    POSITION DESCRIPTION: Under general supervision, the 3372 Animal Control Officer responds to requests for Animal Care and Control services and enforces compliance with the City and state laws governing the humane care, control, licensing, vaccination and impoundment of animals.

    Conducts routine patrols for emergency throughout the city, humanely confining dogs at large and other stray animals and transporting them to the shelter for impoundment; maintains close contact with the shelter and other field staff via radio in conformance with FCC regulations; picks up dead animals;

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    Animal Shelter Manager

    Location: Summerdale, Alabama

    Baldwin County Commission

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

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    Shelter Veterinarian

    Location: Charlotte, North Carolina

    Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department - Animal Care & Control

    The Shelter Veterinarian at CMPD-Animal Care & Control will provide high-quality medical care to shelter animals, including spay/neuter, treatment of various medical conditions, and herd health maintenance. The shelter veterinarian will work with the Shelter Manager/Medical director to lead the evaluation and establishment of shelter medical protocols and to continually improve the medical management program to provide high-quality medical care and services for all shelter animals.

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    Canine Behavior Programs Specialist

    Location: Tucson, Arizona

    Humane Society of Southern Arizona

    The Canine Behavior Programs Specialist is responsible for preparing, planning, implementing, training, promoting and overseeing HSSA’s existing canine behavior programs and oversees the behavior modification program New Beginnings that is designed for fearful and unruly dogs to increase their adoptability. The Canine Behavior Programs Specialist will maintain programs currently being utilized within the shelter, as well as identify and assist in developing new programs and relationships with external community partners.

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    Director, Canine Care & Control - Lucas County, Ohio

    Location: Toledo, Ohio

    Lucas County, Ohio (Waverly Partners on behalf of)

    The Lucas County Canine Care & Control Department (the “Department”) handles stray and homeless dogs and enforces dog laws in Lucas County. The department has a staff of 30 and handles about 300 dogs monthly. The current Lucas County Animal Shelter operates 24/7 and has 21,000 sq. feet under roof. The County is currently in the planning phase of building a new animal shelter to better address the canine needs of the community and to serve as an animal welfare resource.

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    Humane State Ohio Law Enforcement Training - Columbus, OH

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Equine and Large Animal Cruelty Investigations

    This day-long training covers illegal equine and large animal abuse and neglect, relevant Ohio laws, breed considerations and basic husbandry, investigative techniques and prosecutions. Trainers are current or former law enforcement and leading experts in the field of animal cruelty investigations.

    Topics include:

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  • Magazine Article

    A word from us

    Lindsay Hamrick gets a greeting from a puppy rescued from an unlicensed breeder in New Hampshire.

    I came to the Humane Society of the United States in 2014 after a decade (more if you count those years I spent as a kid sitting in cat rooms and walking dogs way too big for me) overseeing operations at animal shelters. I wouldn’t say I was particularly excited about or motivated to fit policy into my daily workload of caring for homeless pets—until I worked for an animal shelter that was located in a city with breed-specific legislation, flawed policies that ban certain types of dogs based on their physical appearance.

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  • Magazine Article

    Life beyond the laboratory

    With lots of love from parents Dave Rubello and Greta Guest, Teddy is finally living the life he deserves.

    Michigan dogs blossom following release from testing facility

    To see Teddy and Millie now—playful and friendly, outgoing and affectionate— you’d never guess what they’ve endured in their short lives. As part of an unnecessary test commissioned by Dow AgroSciences (now Corteva Agriscience), the beagles were force-fed a pesticide every day for more than seven months at a laboratory in Michigan.

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