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Dog Walker

This position walks dogs for potty breaks and enrichment. This position also assists with cleaning and works closely with team members in multiple departments.

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Adoption Counselor

Join our adoptions team and help bring people and pets together! This position facilitates adoptions as well as the intake of new animals. Applicants should have friendly and professional customer service skills and be comfortable handling animals. This position shares information with new pet owners, answers phones, takes pet adoption photos and assists with general animal care. Requirements include a high school diploma or equivalent and computer literacy. Previous customer service and animal handling experience preferred.

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Urgent Help Needed: Our Shelter is Overflowing

Today, I am reaching out with a heartfelt request for urgent assistance. At our APA Olivette location, we are facing an unprecedented challenge. Our shelter is currently at full capacity, caring for 260 animals, and we desperately need your help.  

This past week, we welcomed 122 animals into our shelter – a staggering 25% increase over our usual weekly intake. With every large kennel occupied, and temperatures rising, we anticipate even more animals will need our help. The reality is stark: we have 12 new dogs arriving daily, and we need to ensure the same number can leave through adoption, fostering, or transfer to another rescue.

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Director of Humane Education

We are seeking a dynamic and visionary Director of Humane Education to lead and expand our comprehensive humane education initiatives. As a primary pillar of our work at the APA, humane education is integral to creating a compassionate community for both pets and people. This role is a key member of our leadership team and collaborates closely with the CEO, organizational leadership, community partners, area schools, and volunteers.

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