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Kennel Attendant

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Job Order #: 5602091

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SPCA Swift Current
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SPCA Swift Current

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Melissa Topham

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Working under the supervision of the Shelters Animal Health Technician, a Kennel Attendant will attend to all aspects of the care and comfort of the pets at the SPCA Animal Shelter.  A basic knowledge of animal behavior would be an asset, but this can be learned on the job.  Above all, applicants should have a genuine desire to nurture and care for animals.  The SPCA Animal Shelter maintains high standards of hygiene and health protocols, and the work of the Kennel Attendant is a key component in keeping our facility disease free! You can find a full job description at


Skills and Abilities

Work Setting
 - Animal shelter
 - Kennel
Essential Skills
 - Significant use of memory
 - Continuous learning
 - Computer use
 - Finding information
 - Job task planning and organizing
 - Critical thinking
 - Decision making
 - Problem solving
 - Working with others
 - Oral communication
 - Document use
 - Reading text
Weight Handling
 - Up to 45 kg (100 lbs)
Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)
 - Not applicable
Additional Skills
 - Keep records of animals treated
 - Maintain inventory and order supplies
 - Supervise helpers
Animal Care Experience
 - Domestic animals/pets (cats, kittens, puppies, dogs, etc.)
Specific Animal Care Skills
 - Assist with inoculation and treatment of animals
 - Clean and disinfect cages, pens, aquariums, kennels, runs, stall and enclosures
 - Monitor and document animal behaviour
 - Prepare food and feed animals
Type of Pets Groomed
 - All breeds of dogs
 - Cats


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