The Animal Care Crew is responsible for overseeing the medical care of all animals within the rescue. You will ensure all standard vetting care is provided to our rescue pets prior to adoption and support our foster caregivers with the medical needs and concerns they may have regarding their foster pet(s).
It is the responsibility of the Animal Care Team to ensure all animals are given the care they need and deserve. A background in veterinary/shelter medicine is helpful or minimally an understanding of basic medical needs of dogs and cats is necessary or the ability and desire to learn quickly.
Volunteer Positions on the Animal Care Crew:
Animal Care Director (this is a leadership position)
Hospice Care Coordinator Neo-Natal Coordinator
Click on each role to learn more about the responsibilities involved
Vetting Cooridinator: Certified Vet Tech background is preferred, OR have previous experience working within the veterinary field. Vetting Coordinators asssis the foster caregivers and Crew Member Coordinator with the vetting needs of our foster animals. You will maintain proactive relationships with our Coorindators and foster homes ensuring medical and vetting needs of the animals in our care are being met. REsposibilities include tracking vetting due on animals such as vaccinations, alterations, HWT, flea/tick preventatives, microchips, etc. You will also be responsible to answer vetting related questions from the fosters, adopters and coordinators and assist in the scheduling surgeris with our partner clinics.
The Rescue Crew will strive to set ourselves apart from other organizations by maintaining both proactive and reactive support and communication with our team members, fosters, volunteers and prospective and past adopters (maintaining an “Adopters Welcome” way of thinking and conducting business).
Adopters Welcome philosophy: This way of thinking is an approach to adoptions that embraces community members, encourages them to adopt, and helps them and their pets succeed. The approach also acknowledges the connection among all local animal welfare organizations and the impact adoptions, or lack thereof, can have on all of the animals in the communities in which we serve. The approach builds on new ways of thinking and working to reduce barriers to adoptions that sometimes exist within the animal rescue/welfare community. For more information, please visit: https://www.animalsheltering.org/page/adopters-welcome-manual
In general, this means establishing and nurturing new relationships, maintain ongoing dialogue and building upon existing relationships, and conducting post-adoption conversations to follow-up with adopters in an effort to provide ongoing support and do our best to ensure appropriate and proper placement of our animals we place and reduce potential risks of returns by providing proactive support and tips to assist individuals when bringing a new animal into the home.
Communications and the nurturing of relationships will be handled through a variety of mediums, such as texts, private/instant messaging, FB friending and posting, emails and telephone conversations (but the preferred and most often beneficial communication is through personal contact—either in person or through telephone conversations).