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Press Release: National Nonprofit Petco Love Invests in APA Adoption Center to Save and Improve the Lives of Pets in St. Louis

$25,000 grant will be celebrated at local Petco event on June 21, 2022 SAINT LOUIS, MO (June 16, 2022) – The Animal Protective Association (APA) of Missouri is set to receive a $25,000 grant investment from national nonprofit Petco Love during a special celebration at the Brentwood Petco located at 8404 Eager Road on Tuesday,…

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A Message From the CEO Regarding the Fullness of the Shelter

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Dear friends, Over the past 30 days, we have experienced a 115% increase in the number of stray animals that have come through our doors. In addition, we receive 75+ daily requests to take in pets. These requests come from people needing to rehome their pets, as well as other shelters who are experiencing challenges…

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Animal Care Technician

Join our team and help bring people and pets together! This position performs high quality animal care, daily cleaning, feeding, walking, assisting with medical care, and other related shelter duties. Requirements include high school diploma or equivalent. Previous animal handling experience preferred. This position includes weekend hours and starts at $15/hour. The APA also offers a comprehensive benefits package for full time employees to support the health and wellbeing of our team and their families. 

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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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Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistant is a valued member of the APA and is an essential partner to the CEO and COO.  The Administrative Assistant is responsible for a variety of administrative duties that ensure seamless functioning of the organization. This person is a quick thinker and problem solver, is highly organized, and can confidently and proficiently serve as the right-hand to the two most senior-leadership positions in the organization. This position will have a flexible work environment with the option to work remotely or in the office. Starting rate of pay is $17/hour.

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