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Current Openings

Updated 1/20/21

Animal Caretaker weekdays part-time: Will provide care for all animals at our 3505 Mills Civic Parkway West Des Moines facility.  Focus will primarily be on dogs and animals with medical needs and will include handling dogs quarantined for bite hold and administering medications. The successful candidate must be prepared to do physical work for long periods of time and must have a can-do attitude.  Position also includes assisting in intake of stray animals in our community through animal control and reunification of stray animals with their owners. Position also includes other duties as assigned. All team members must be passionate about our no-kill community building mission and love animals.  Must be able to work alongside volunteers in a cooperative and appreciative manner.  Position is 4-6 hours Monday-Friday.  Email resume to adoptions@furryfriendsrefuge.org.

Medical Assistant Intern—Furry Friends is looking to hire a medical assistant intern.  This position will assist with the needs of the high volume spay and neuter clinic as well as the documentation and administration of medications for the shelter animals.  This position will learn how to administer various medications, keep and maintain proper medical records, prepare surgery tools, as well as will assist with other tasks related to the spay and neuter clinic and shelter.  The position will be 3:30-8/8:30pm Monday and Thursday.  Applicants should send a resume as well as indicate why they would like to be considered for the internship to spay@furryfriendsrefuge.org.  Applicants must be at least 16 years of age and have reliable transportation.  This is a paid internship for 12-18 months and is at a rate of 8.50/hr.