cats & kittens
Please come and visit all the wonderful animals we have for adoption, who are looking for loving homes.
National Feral Cat Day - October 16, 2014
MetroWest Humane Society has a long history of caring for cats of all kinds - including cats called ferals, who have chosen to live an outdoor life. In conjunction with National Feral Cat Day, we are holding a food drive for the month of October to help us provide food to the (T-N-R) cat colonies we support in our area.
MWHS provides regular food, water and medical care as needed to a number of cat colonies in our area and we need your help. We are looking particularly for dry cat food and wet cat food (preferably poultry flavored, pate type food). Donations can be dropped off at the shelter anytime. During adoption hours our volunteers will be happy to provide a tour so you can see the wonderful work we do. At other times your donations can be put in the bin by the door.Learn more about T-N-R
Love and Learn
The purpose of our on-going special "Love and Learn " adoption campaign is to urge people to adopt pets who may seem less adoptable simply because of the way they look, their age, they are shy, or because they have a medical condition such as FIV or diabetes.
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Shelter manager Position Available
The MetroWest Humane Society has a full-time Shelter Manager position available. We are seeking a certified veterinary technician to manage the medical care of our cats as well as the daily operations of our shelter.
Responsibilities include management of shelter operations, supervision and training of staff, interaction with volunteers and the public. Position is responsible for ensuring the safety and sanitation of the facility, monitoring the on-going health and behavior of the resident cats, coordinate and oversee all veterinary care and treatments, working with multiple veterinarians. Managing intake of cats based on space, adoption flow, TNR projects. Maintaining and updating medical records and general office administration.
Certified veterinary technician experience required. Prior experience as a Shelter Manager or similar role in a non-profit or animal welfare organization is preferred.
Preferred skills and experience: Must be passionate about the welfare and care of cats and have extensive experience handling and working with cats. Must be compassionate and have a strong understanding of feline behavior. Ability to triage health and medical issues, calculate dosing, and administer medications and vaccinations. Must possess familiarity of common feline illnesses, diseases and treatments; understanding of recommended vaccine schedules/protocols. Must be self- motivated and take initiative; possess strong organizational, leadership, communication, and computer skills; detail oriented; effective at multi-tasking and prioritizing. Demonstrated experience in dealing with people in a professional manner, including the ability to handle difficult and often emotionally charged situations.
This is a 40 hr. /week, salaried position. Please send resume with references to email@example.com.