Animal Shelter Worker Resume Samples

An Animal Shelter Worker is responsible for providing care and attention to animals in a shelter. This includes cleaning cages, providing food and water, administering medications, and providing companionship. The job description entails helping in educating the public on animal care, health, and safety. A stellar Animal Shelter Worker Resume mentions the following core duties – providing daily care for the animals, providing necessary medical attention, administering medications and vaccinations, maintaining accurate records, and interacting with potential adopters.

Skills needed to be a successful Animal Shelter Worker include compassion and patience, the ability to recognize signs of stress, illness, and injury in animals, excellent communication skills, and knowledge of animal care and behavior. The ability to lift and carry objects of up to 50 pounds and knowledge of basic first aid is also crucial. Education requirements vary depending on the organization, but most applicants for this role have a high school diploma or GED. Some employers might require a college degree in animal science or a certification in a related field.

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Senior Animal Shelter Worker Resume

Summary : As a Senior Animal Shelter Worker, Provided input into selection decisions, performance evaluations, disciplinary matters, and other personnel decisions. Trained staff in appropriate methods and techniques used for animal control and licensed activities, includes animal capture, conducted investigations, 

Skills : Technical Skills, Problem Solving, Decision Making.

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Description :

    1. Experienced in animal shelter operations, including basic cat and dog health issues, protocols, best practices, and reports.
    2. Prepared reports, issued citations, promoted responsible animal care, disease control, and effective public relations.
    3. General cleaned-up of facilities as directed.
    4. Unloaded and put away supplies.
    5. Fed and watered animals and monitored food and water supplies.
    6. Responsible for refilling of food and water as needed.
    7. Provided lead direction to and reviews work of assigned staff; organized and assigned work, set priorities, and followed up to ensure completion of assigned work.
                            Years of Experience
                            Experience
                            7-10 Years
                            Experience Level
                            Level
                            Senior
                            Education
                            Education
                            Diploma In General Education


                            Junior Animal Shelter Worker Resume

                            Objective : As a Junior Animal Shelter Worker, Provided care for animals in the Shelter includes feeding, watering, cleaning and monitoring animal behavior. Monitored conditions of animals and implements precautionary measures in order to prevent disease transmission.

                            Skills : Supervision, Financial Accountability, Personal Relations.

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                            Description :

                              1. Acted as lead worker, providing training and assistance to employees, volunteers, and/or other workers; coordinated, organized, prioritized, assigned and monitors daily work activities; inspected completed work of shelter technicians and troubleshoots problem situations; provided input to the Shelter Operations Manager regarding employee performance.
                              2. Built a cohesive work team by helping resolve conflict, increasing mutual trust and encouraging cooperation, coordination, and identification with employees.
                              3.  Maintained animal medications, vaccinations, and daily animal care as required. Maintained Shelter in clean and orderly condition.
                              4. Implemented team building concepts to create effective shelter technician team.
                              5. Explained shelter operation policies and procedures; troubleshoots difficult situations involving animals or customers.
                              6. Provided input to the Shelter Operations Manager on the development of policies, procedures and training to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of daily shelter operations.
                                                                    Years of Experience
                                                                    Experience
                                                                    0-2 Years
                                                                    Experience Level
                                                                    Level
                                                                    Junior
                                                                    Education
                                                                    Education
                                                                    High School Diploma


                                                                    Animal Shelter Worker Resume

                                                                    Headline : As a Animal Shelter Worker, Performed or assisted with euthanizing animals as appropriate. Received, lifting, controlling and placing animal in kennels. Provided assistance to customers wishes to adopt an animal; escorting customers through the Shelter; responded to and directing questions regarding adoption procedures. 

                                                                    Skills : Direct Care, Front Desk, Crisis Management.

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                                                                    Description :

                                                                      1. Navigated government procedures and systems.
                                                                      2. Experienced developing and maintaining budgets.
                                                                      3. Established relationships and works proactively with Animal Rescue groups.
                                                                      4. Maintained proper sanitation according to department standards by cleaning animal cages, walls, windows, and flooring. 
                                                                      5. Driven animals to and from other locations safely and timely.
                                                                      6. Observed animals and reports any signs of illness, distress, or safety issues. 
                                                                      7. Ensured all animals have adequate food and water by replenishing supplies. 
                                                                          Years of Experience
                                                                          Experience
                                                                          5-7 Years
                                                                          Experience Level
                                                                          Level
                                                                          Senior
                                                                          Education
                                                                          Education
                                                                          High School Diploma

                                                                          Animal Shelter Worker Resume

                                                                          Headline : As a Animal Shelter Worker, Documented and maintained records concerning medication, vaccination, and daily animal care. Provided general office assistance such as answering phones, performs data entry, or other related duties as assigned. 

                                                                          Skills : Emotional Support, Law Enforcement, Meal Preparation.

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                                                                          Description :

                                                                            1. Ensured all adoptable animals are properly identified with tags, collars, and correct cage cards. 
                                                                            2. Prepared memorandums, correspondence and reports as required.
                                                                            3. Operated washers and dryers to clean laundry. 
                                                                            4. Exercised animals by taking them to exercise areas. 
                                                                            5. Helped as needed with the check-in of new animals and inspection. 
                                                                            6. Followed proper safety measures and procedures when using chemicals and cleaning supplies. 
                                                                            7. Assisted other employees, citizens and volunteers when required. 
                                                                          Years of Experience
                                                                          Experience
                                                                          5-7 Years
                                                                          Experience Level
                                                                          Level
                                                                          Senior
                                                                          Education
                                                                          Education
                                                                          High School Diploma

                                                                          Animal Shelter Worker Resume

                                                                          Headline : As a Animal Shelter Worker, maintained a safe and sanitary work environment. Handled animals in a safe and humane manner without personal injury. Lifted, moved, controlled or otherwise handle heavy, immobilized or resistant animals. Follow up written and oral instructions. 

                                                                          Skills : Training, Animal Care, Animal Handling.

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                                                                          Description :

                                                                            1. Maintained and cleaned storage areas. 
                                                                            2. Maintained file of confined animals including disposition of each animal. 
                                                                            3. Provided care for impounded animals; observes, documents and evaluates to identify illnesses/injury; conducts disease testing.
                                                                            4. Isolated injured/ill animals as necessary; makes veterinary appointments as necessary.
                                                                            5. Treated animals and administers medications as appropriate; injections of medication, vaccinations, tranquilizer or other drugs.
                                                                            6. Handled, lifted, carried and moved animals, restraining as appropriate; handled frightened, fractious and injured animals; broke up fights and segregates disruptive animals; isolated or moved animals for public safety.
                                                                            7. Responded to requests and inquiries from the general public. Performed tasks without direct supervision.
                                                                                                          Years of Experience
                                                                                                          Experience
                                                                                                          5-7 Years
                                                                                                          Experience Level
                                                                                                          Level
                                                                                                          Senior
                                                                                                          Education
                                                                                                          Education
                                                                                                          High School Diploma

                                                                                                          Animal Shelter Worker Resume

                                                                                                          Objective : As an Animal Shelter Worker, Cares for sheltered animals includes feeding, changing water, and monitoring animal health. Maintained appropriate records. Performed data entry for incoming animals and day-to-day activities. Answered questions regarding the licence, impounding, adoption, and disposal of animals. 

                                                                                                          Skills : Direct Care, Managing, Reporting.

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                                                                                                          Description :

                                                                                                            1. Assisted in selecting appropriate animals for adoption, foster, transfer, euthanasia.
                                                                                                            2. Euthanized and disposed of animals per prescribed guidelines and methods; recorded use of euthanasia drugs and monitors inventory levels; maintained records of euthanized animals; disposes of deceased animals and carcasses.
                                                                                                            3. Operated crematorium for disposal of dead animals.
                                                                                                            4. Performed administrative tasks in a lead role; prepared statistics, review reports for accuracy; reviewed correspondence submitted by outside agencies; assisted in developing procedures and forms relating to shelter operations.
                                                                                                            5. Received various forms, reports, correspondence, logs, animal records, veterinary reports, material safety data sheets, policies, procedures, animal care books, medical books, manuals, directories, catalogs, reference materials, or other documentation; reviewed, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.
                                                                                                            6. Monitored safety practices and ensure safety procedures are in place and observed in accordance with Federal, State, and County regulations or policies.
                                                                                                            7. Collected monies received in the adoption of unclaimed animals, city licensing, impounds, cremations, and donations.
                                                                                                                          Years of Experience
                                                                                                                          Experience
                                                                                                                          2-5 Years
                                                                                                                          Experience Level
                                                                                                                          Level
                                                                                                                          Junior
                                                                                                                          Education
                                                                                                                          Education
                                                                                                                          High School Diploma

                                                                                                                          Animal Shelter Worker Resume

                                                                                                                          Summary : As an Animal Shelter Worker, Assisted public in locating lost pets. Assisted in the unloading of incoming animals when activity permits. Assisted with operating and maintaining the Crematorium. Completed a daily inventory of all animals in assigned work area. Performed cleaning duties includes removing feces, disinfecting, and disposing of bio-hazards.

                                                                                                                          Skills : Client Intake, Cleaning, Monitoring.

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                                                                                                                          Description :

                                                                                                                            1. Ordered hand tools, replacement parts for kennel machinery, chemicals, vaccine, disinfectants, dog and cat food, paint and other shelter supplies.
                                                                                                                            2. Performed duties of lower level classifications, as needed to provide adequate coverage.
                                                                                                                            3. Performed general/preventative maintenance tasks necessary to keep equipment, vehicles, tools in clean and operable condition, which may include inspecting equipment, washing/cleaning equipment, changing air filters or cleaning work areas; monitors equipment, building operations to maintain efficiency and safety; reported faulty equipment.
                                                                                                                            4. Advised Shelter Technicians on appropriate medical protocols and the provision of veterinary care.
                                                                                                                            5. Assisted staff veterinarians with surgical procedures, as needed or requested.
                                                                                                                            6. Led and coordinated the performance of behavior evaluations for shelter animals and the training and work of the staff and volunteer evaluators; reviewed the results of behavior evaluations, directs and monitors behavior modification, works on behavior modification with individual animals, and determines appropriate placement options; oversaw and coordinates the work of behavior team staff members.
                                                                                                                            7. Led and coordinated the transfer program, facilitating the transfer of animals to organizational partners and rescue groups; served as the primary contact for and works directly with organizational partners and rescue groups; recruits new partners with which to collaborate; developed and maintained positive relationships with organizational partners and rescue groups to aide in the placement of shelter animals.
                                                                                                                                                  Years of Experience
                                                                                                                                                  Experience
                                                                                                                                                  7-10 Years
                                                                                                                                                  Experience Level
                                                                                                                                                  Level
                                                                                                                                                  Senior
                                                                                                                                                  Education
                                                                                                                                                  Education
                                                                                                                                                  High School Diploma

                                                                                                                                                  Animal Shelter Worker Resume

                                                                                                                                                  Objective : As an Animal Shelter Worker, Cleaned the Animal Shelter building; washing windows, sweeping floors, removing trash, and dusting. Unloaded, stored, and replenished Animal Shelter supplies. Follows Department policies and procedures. Followed safety procedures and practices. Operating Department vehicles to transport animals if needed. Coordinated the work of volunteers.

                                                                                                                                                  Skills : Animal Care, Program Designer, Law Enforcement.

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                                                                                                                                                  Description :

                                                                                                                                                    1. Led and coordinated the shelter's foster program; recruited, interviewed, onboards, trained, served as the primary contact for, and provides ongoing support to foster families; facilitated the provision of veterinary, follow-up, and other care to foster animals; led, coordinated, and supported the efforts of the Shelter Technician assigned to Foster.
                                                                                                                                                    2. Educated and trained volunteers on animal behavior, appropriate animal handling, animal socialization; provided ongoing assistance and support to volunteers.
                                                                                                                                                    3. Handled and interacted with shelter animals to take photos, create videos, and construct biographies; led efforts to facilitate the placement of animals through special adoptions.
                                                                                                                                                    4. Represented SCRAPS positively in all interactions; educated the community on the mission and purpose of SCRAPS.
                                                                                                                                                    5. Worked a variable/flexible schedule, including weekends and evenings, as necessary to meet placement objectives.
                                                                                                                                                    6. Led interdepartmental teams to solve problems and improve processes..
                                                                                                                                                            Years of Experience
                                                                                                                                                            Experience
                                                                                                                                                            0-2 Years
                                                                                                                                                            Experience Level
                                                                                                                                                            Level
                                                                                                                                                            Entry Level
                                                                                                                                                            Education
                                                                                                                                                            Education
                                                                                                                                                            Degree in Marine Biology

                                                                                                                                                            Animal Shelter Worker Resume

                                                                                                                                                            Objective : As an Animal Shelter Worker, navigated the processes of the City Oakland and seek assistance from different departments when needed. Worked well under pressure and handle multiple tasks at one time. Managed working in a stressful environment while remaining calm and effective. Worked independently and prioritize multiple tasks. Completed complex tasks with minimal instructions.

                                                                                                                                                            Skills : Multi Tasking, Developmental Skills, Team Work.

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                                                                                                                                                            Description :

                                                                                                                                                              1. Oversaw all aspects of recruiting, hiring, and onboarding new employees.
                                                                                                                                                              2. Provided support in the development of the departmental budget.
                                                                                                                                                              3. Worked with other departments and vendors to develop all necessary contracts and ensuring compliance.
                                                                                                                                                              4. Tracked expenses and ensuring payment of all incoming invoices.
                                                                                                                                                              5. Kept department staff informed of all key decisions and any changes to policies and procedures.
                                                                                                                                                              6. Selected animals to attend outreach events and offsite adoption events/venues, and coordinates animal attendance/placement with the Outreach Program Coordinator; selected animals to be transferred to offsite adoption locations and coordinates transfer.
                                                                                                                                                              7. Kept current on progressive trends in foster care, behavioral evaluation methods and tools, and shelter enrichment activities; facilitated shelter enrichment activities by designing programs, training behavior team staff members, and monitoring effectiveness.
                                                                                                                                                                      Years of Experience
                                                                                                                                                                      Experience
                                                                                                                                                                      0-2 Years
                                                                                                                                                                      Experience Level
                                                                                                                                                                      Level
                                                                                                                                                                      Entry Level
                                                                                                                                                                      Education
                                                                                                                                                                      Education
                                                                                                                                                                      High School Diploma

                                                                                                                                                                      Animal Shelter Worker Resume

                                                                                                                                                                      Summary : Highly qualified Animal Shelter Worker with experience in the industry. Enjoy creative problem solving and getting exposure on multiple projects, and I would excel in the collaborative environment on which your company prides itself. Developed and maintained effective working relationships with staff throughout the City government. Experienced with typical office equipment and software. Communicated effectively verbally and in writing, includes usage of proper English grammar, spelling, punctuation and editing.

                                                                                                                                                                      Skills : Editing, Directing, Monitoring, Crisis Management, Team Work, Problem Solving.

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                                                                                                                                                                      Description :

                                                                                                                                                                        1. Knowledge of the care and handling of animals.
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Knowledge of custodial methods and procedures, including proper methods and procedures for the cleaning and disinfecting of animal enclosures.
                                                                                                                                                                        3. Knowledge of the operation, maintenance and repair of assigned equipment.
                                                                                                                                                                        4. Communicated effectively both orally and in writing, sufficient to exchange or convey information and to give and receive work direction.
                                                                                                                                                                        5. Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with supervisors, coworkers, volunteers and the general public.
                                                                                                                                                                        6. Effectively trained and monitored the work of others
                                                                                                                                                                        7. Performed moderately strenuous manual tasks.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Years of Experience
                                                                                                                                                                                          Experience
                                                                                                                                                                                          7-10 Years
                                                                                                                                                                                          Experience Level
                                                                                                                                                                                          Level
                                                                                                                                                                                          Senior
                                                                                                                                                                                          Education
                                                                                                                                                                                          Education
                                                                                                                                                                                          Biology Degree