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Allegan County Animal Caretaker - Part Time in Allegan, Michigan

Job Summary

Responsible for the overall care and well-being of the animals housed at the Allegan County Animal Shelter. The Animal Caretaker will perform kennel cleaning, walking, feeding, and provide mental and physical enrichment to the animals. The position will also handle administrative tasks such as animal intake, keeping an inventory of animal food and shelter supplies and keeping records of animal care activities.

Starting Wage: $15.19 per hour - Part Time - No benefits

*PLEASE NOTE: This is a temporary status position at this time, with potential for becoming regular/permanent and benefit eligible in April/May 2024 (to be determined)

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Handle general care tasks such as feeding and kennel cleaning of the animals

  • Assist in restraining animals for veterinary management

  • Create intake paperwork for all animal intakes

  • Create Kennel Card for all new animal intakes

  • Provide intake vaccination/prevention for animals

  • Keep records of animal feedings, treatments, and other updates

  • Keep up daily laundry and cleaning for animal health per state mandates

  • Engage in play activities and exercise with the animals

  • Maintain a clean and healthy environment

  • Provide weekly inventory list for animal food and shelter supplies


  • High School Diploma¬†or GED equivalent

    Experience / Qualifications:

  • Passion for helping and treating animals

  • Ability to interact with animals in a calm, non-threatening manner

  • Previous experience in animal care or other related fields preferred

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with frequent interruptions and changing work priorities

  • Detail-oriented, Self-motivated as well as Team-oriented

    Allegan County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. A copy of our EEO Utilization report is available on our website:


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