Animal shelter

New Freedom animal shelter seeks caregivers to address staffing shortages

Everyone needs a little help sometimes. Animal Rescue, Inc., in New Freedom is doing it – and they’re willing to pay for it.

The non-profit animal rescue, in operation since 1976, is looking for carers for the animals in their care

Teresa Fernandez, who is in charge of hiring with the nonprofit, the shelter currently has about 30 dogs and about 200 cats and someone needs to come and look after them evenings and weekends. -ends.

“Times are desperate with hiring now,” Fernandez said. “We don’t pay a lot of money, obviously, because we’re a non-profit organization.”

Fernandez said they are looking for someone who can help look after the dogs right now between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. each day and someone to come over on weekends.

“We need someone to come in and socialize the dogs, feed them and bring them in and out for potty breaks,” she said. “And I need someone to come over the weekend to make sure they go out and maybe meet and greet. We also have goats to take care of. This is all the animal socialization and care we desperately need, and we need to get our animals seen and out of here.

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The shelter often hosts many special-needs animals with missing limbs or senior dogs with special medical conditions who often need medication, Fernandez said, so someone who has experience handling animals would be a plus.

“We would like to have someone who is looking for a part-time job, who can be retired,” Fernandez said.

Someone who lived nearby would also be a plus, she said, as the person has to come in the winter when the weather may not be so good.

Those interested in applying for these positions can go to https://www.animalrescueinc.org/ and complete an online application.