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Shelter Manager Position

The MetroWest Humane Society has a full-time Shelter Manager position available. We are a non-profit, no-kill, cat shelter in Ashland, MA. Our facility houses up to 90 cats with cage and community style housing, plus an area dedicated for our semi-social and permanent resident cats.

We are seeking a certified veterinary technician to manage the medical care of our cats as well as the daily operations of our shelter.

Primary 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, oversee all veterinary care and treatment while working with multiple veterinarians. Managing intake of cats based on space, adoption flow, and TNR projects. Maintaining and updating medical records and general office administration.

Certified veterinary technician required. Minimum of 5 years of 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. Ability to triage health and medical issues, calculate dosing, and administer medications and vaccinations. Familiarity of common feline illnesses, diseases and treatments required. Must be self-motivated and take initiative; possess strong organizational, leadership, managerial, communication, and computer skills. Must be 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 full-time, 40 hr. per week, salaried position. Medical Insurance is not provided.

Please send resume with references to:

Adoption Hours

TUE & FRI 1:00- 4:00 PM
WED 6:30 - 8:00 PM
SAT & SUN 12:00 - 4:00 PM


30 Pond Street
Ashland , MA 01721
Phone:(508) 875.3776

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1068
Framingham, MA 01701

We are located on Rt 126 South (Pond St), across the street from the Market Basket Plaza.
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