Animal Care Associates are responsible for the humane care of all animals at the HSEP, including but not limited to ensuring animals are fed, watered, and provided with compassionate attention, enrichment and care. Animal Care Associates also assist customers in finding a suitable pet for adoption.


High school diploma or completion of a certified GED program. Some knowledge of animal behavior, health, handling, and breed characteristics is required. Applicants should be motivated with the ability to work in a fast paced outdoor environment within a team. Communication and customer service abilities required.

Working Conditions

Work is performed in an animal shelter setting with the potential for exposure to high noise levels, zoonotic disease, animal bites, and scratches.  Work is performed indoors and outdoors with exposure to cleaning agents in the kennel area.  Frequent walking, standing, bending, and stooping are required for up to 8 hours a day to perform essential job functions.  Regular lifting of 25 – 50 lbs. with reasonable accommodation is required.  

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Applications are accepted at the HSEP, located at 4991 Fred Wilson, 79906, during regular business hours or emailed to with the Subject “Animal Care Associate.”