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Animal Care Technician (FT)

The Greater Huntsville Humane Society strives to create a positive workplace for all who are eager to lend a hand to those with tails in our care. Employees at GHHS believe in the use of rescue, training, adoption, education, and advocacy to ensure the humane treatment and welfare of all animals.

The Greater Huntsville Humane Society (GHHS) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. This means that all persons are eligible to be employed, promoted or discharged, without regard to their sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability, age, ancestry, serious medical condition, gender identity, or national origin.

To apply, send your résumé to GHHS by email ([email protected]).
Job Details
Reports to
Shelter Manager & CEO
Job Classification
Full-Time, Hourly, Saturday & Sunday Required
Pay Range
Starts at $11.00

Position Summary: The part-time Animal Care Technician will care for the animals, clean the kennels, and maintain a high level of cleanliness and animal welfare. Excellent animal and customer service skills are essential for this job.


  • Responsible for maintaining cleanliness of the facility, coordinates with the Animal Care Lead, other Animal Care Technicians, and volunteers on daily cleaning duties (sweeping, mopping, trash cans, restocking, etc.)
  • Care for dogs, cats, and any exotic animals in shelter care
  • Clean kennels and animal areas on a daily basis and throughout the day
  • Enriches pets in our care daily with socialization and exercise
  • Communicates with the Clinic Manager about the health of the pets in our care and relays information to the other animal care staff; administer medications to animals as requested
  • Directs and maintains safety standards by following proper guidelines to protect the staff, volunteers and the animals in our care
  • Keeps Animal Care Lead updated on the temperament changes of pets in our care
  • Interact with the public including tours of the facility, answering phones, and completing adoptions
  • Adoption Counselor: completes adoption interview and paperwork with potential adopters
  • Help educate the public, volunteers, and adopters on our mission, animal welfare, and initiatives such as heartworm prevention, dangers of lack of vaccination, spay/neuter, etc.
  • Other duties as requested; weekend and holiday work will be required


  • High School or GED, college and animal related studies a plus.
  • At least 1 year customer service, positive personality and excellent customer service skills,
  • Animal handling experience is a bonus, ability to lift and carry up to 40 lbs.
  • Customer service is a plus for this position.
  • Good driving record and ability to drive a large van for animal drop-offs.

To apply, send your résumé to GHHS by email ([email protected]).
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