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Description Position Objective:
To respond to calls from North Carolina and Hampton Roads, Virginia, residents seeking assistance with various animal-related issues

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:
• Conduct animal care fieldwork in PETA's Community Animal Project (CAP) service areas locally and in North Carolina
• Provide assistance with companion animal care, pick up injured or unwanted animals (including wildlife), and trap feral animals
• Conduct investigations involving neglected or abused animals
• File complaints with animal control agencies in situations requiring legal intervention, and follow up to ensure that action is taken
• Perform emergency first-aid procedures and euthanasia
• Work to build PETA's efforts to promote spaying and neutering in North Carolina
• Care for animals in PETA's custody
• Maintain a daily log of animals handled and other related and legally required paperwork
• Keep detailed documentation of cases handled, including photographing animals' conditions when appropriate
• Handle incoming calls for assistance and prepare case sheets
• Assist with cleaning the Windsor animal shelters in North Carolina
• Participate in the rotation for CAP's 24-hour emergency pager
• Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor
Position Requirements


• Minimum of two years of animal-handling experience
• Proven effective problem-solving and crisis-management skills
• Demonstrated ability to use independent judgment and discretion
• Proven ability to deal with a variety of people in a professional manner
• Proven ability to coordinate several tasks at once and handle frequent interruptions
• Demonstrated ability to manage time wisely and prioritize tasks
• Willingness to obtain euthanasia certification (on-the-job training will be provided)
• Willingness and ability to be on 24-hour emergency call
• Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. without assistance on a regular basis
• Ability to engage in frequent bending, stooping, crawling, lifting, reaching, and stair-climbing
• Must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid U.S. driver's license, a minimum of three years of driving experience, and a satisfactory driving record
• Commitment to the objectives of the organization


Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Division PETA  
Location PETA - Norfolk, VA  

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