Columbia County Humane Society

Animal Caregiver Position-Full time 40+hr/wk

The Columbia County Humane Society has an immediate opening for an Animal Caregiver.

Starting wage is $9.50/hr.  Non-exempt.  This position requires an individual who is flexible with their schedule. Weekdays, weekend and holiday work required.  Rotating schedule.

***Must pass a pre-employment drug test***

Valid Wisconsin Driver’s license required with a clean driving record and must be insurable through our automobile insurance.

The ideal candidate must have computer skills and be a customer service oriented person.   Lifting 50lbs or more may be required.  Working with all types/personalities of animals is required. CCHS cares for approximately 1300 animals a year.  This is a fast paced environment so being able to multi task in a professional environment is a must.  Must enjoy working with people and animals. This job is physically demanding and it involves hours of cleaning, bending, twisting, kneeling and walking.


Responsibilities/Qualifications may include but not limited to:

*Cat cage cleaning

* Dog kennel cleaning

*Small animal care

*Assisting with adoptions

*Data entry in computer

*Mopping/floor cleaning

*Assisting customers that visit the shelter with strays, donations and questions.

*Fielding telephone calls

*Stray animal intakes

*Working with and exposure to disinfecting solutions while cleaning

*Must be able to squat, bend, reach, lift and carry 50 pounds safely, and be active and on your feet for 8 + hours.

* Must be 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record.

* Team oriented with good public relations, communications, and people skills.

*Excellent customer service skills a must.

*A flexible schedule is required.

*Being pleasant and professional on the phone and face to face with customers.

*Multi-task in a fast paced professional environment.

*Must have excellent people skills.


Full time position:

Benefits include-1 week paid vacation after 1 year.  2 weeks paid vacation after 3 years.

Health insurance.


Please stop out and fill out an application.  Resumes may be submitted but must be accompanied by an Employment Application to be considered.   Our address is CCHS N7768 Industrial Rd Portage, WI 53901


This position is expected to start asap.



Columbia County Humane Society

N7768 Industrial Rd

Portage, WI 53901