Animal Care Attendant

Responsible for maintaining a safe and sanitary facility for animals and people and providing humane handling and care for all shelter animals. Assures all animals’ nutrition, housing and basic medical needs are met on a daily basis. Assists the public when admitting and adopting animals and promotes responsible pet ownership.

Other Requirements:

  • All employees must be able to provide their own transportation to and from work.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Availability to work a flexible work schedule including weekends, evenings and holidays.
  • Must be able to lift heavy weight in excess of 50 lbs.
  • Animal handling experience such as Vet Tech beneficial but not required.
  • Must be able to work with cleaning chemicals.
  • Daily environment is a very fast paced kennel setting with a multitude of noise and odors.
  • Multi-tasking and quick thinking skills are utilized daily.

Qualifications and Skills Good organizational skills; attention to detail; self-motivated; knowledge in animal health and well-being including nutrition needs, knowledge of common animal diseases, skills with animal first aid and CPR, ability to temperament test animals; ability to identify animal species, breeds, ages and sexes; ability to identify signs of animal illness and injuries; good communication skills – verbal and written; team player; ability to work with data base and maintain records; ability to work with computer; willingness to continue learning and research; ability to work well with broad spectrum of the community; good sense of humor.

Full time position with benefits. Apply online or send a resume, cover letter and three professional work references to:

HSEC Job Search

54687 County Rd. 19
Bristol, IN 46507

EOE – For more information visit

Job Type: Full-time

Required education: High school or equivalent

Benefits include:

  • Pay: $14.00 – $16.00 per hour
  • Veterinary services for personal pets
  • Health, dental & vision insurance
  • 401k match
  • Personal time off
  • On the job training and continuing education opportunities
  • Hands on handling experience with multiple species of animals


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Weekend availability
  • Full time position with benefits. Apply online through Indeed, complete app/upload resume or send a resume, cover letter and three professional work references to:
    HSEC Job Search
    54687 County Rd. 19
    Bristol, IN 46507EOE – For more information visit


    Humane Society of Elkhart County

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