Animal Care Technician


Title:  Animal Care Attendant Volunteer

Reports to:  Kennel Lead


Responsible for the overall care of animals within the shelter. To provide constant cleanliness of cages, runs and shelter areas and the proper care and feeding of all shelter animals.


  • Follow shelter procedures.
  • Unpacking, labeling, stocking of shelter supplies and donations.
  • Make sure kennels are clean and smell fresh.
  • Recognize and report any unusual condition or abnormal behavior of any shelter animal to Kennel Lead.
  • Feed each animal as proscribed by Kennel Lead and report any abnormalities in appetite to shelter staff.
  • Release animals to their owners as directed by shelter management or Ross County Dog Wardens.
  • Assist Kennel Lead and other shelter personnel with the administration with medications or with restraint.
  • Make sure cages and animals are properly numbered and identified.
  • Cleans and sanitizes all cages, runs, and related areas.
  • Wash and dry towels and blankets.
  • Wash and sterilize food bowls.
  • Wash and sterilize toys.
  • Perform general cleaning as needed.
  • Empty trash.
  • Patrol shelter grounds daily, picking up any trash and stool material.
  • Maintain equipment used to complete job assignments and keep tools and equipment in good working order. Do minor repairs on equipment if able and notify shelter management as to major repairs


  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 100 lbs.
  • Ability to pass a background check. 
  • Previous experience in an Animal Shelter or related field preferred


  • Physical demands include, but are not limited to:
    • Potential lifting and moving animals.
    • Frequent movement, including but not limited to, standing, walking, stooping, carrying heavy loads, movement of cages, restraining active animals.
  • Working Conditions include:
    • Possible exposure to dangerous, diseased, frightened, and injured animals.
    • Possible exposure to potentially harmful chemicals and drugs.
    • Working with strong cleaning agents on wet surfaces.
    • Indoor and outdoor work in all weather conditions.
    • Possible exposure to bites, scratches, and animal waste.
    • Possible exposure to contagious disease.
    • Exposure to unpleasant odors and loud noises.
  • Emotional Demands include:
    • Euthanasia.
    • Animal abuse.
    • Animal neglect.


2 to 4 hours per week with a minimum 6-month commitment.

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RCHS does not receive any support from the Humane Society of the United States. Nor do we receive any federal or state funding sources. We rely largely on donations, fundraisers and grants for our program activities. All donations are tax deductible