Animal Care Attendant - Level 2

Job Description


The Saskatoon SPCA is interested in applicants who have previous experience in animal husbandry, and experience in customer relations. Knowledge in recognizing different breeds of dogs and cats, as well as various different species of exotic animals including basic care requirements would be beneficial.  Further, it would be essential to become familiar with the City of Saskatoon Animal Control Bylaws and the Animal Protection Act of Saskatchewan. 

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Minimum of Grade 12;
  • Preference will be given to individuals working towards certification as an Animal Health Technician or Registered Vet Technician;
  • Possession of a valid Saskatchewan Driver’s License and reliable vehicle;
  • Must be able to work with other staff, volunteers, and the public in a positive, practical manner and be able to work with minimum supervision;
  • Previous kennel or animal care experience is required;
  • Must possess clear verbal and written communication skills;
  • Must have a genuine interest in and concern for the overall well-being of animals and demonstrate empathy and compassion for Shelter animals;
  • Ability to recognize signs/symptoms of disease and to handle dangerous and/or injured animals with eliminating personal risk of injury;
  • Position is physically demanding, including heavy lifting, pushing and pulling which would require an individual with ability to maintain a level of fitness and endurance to fulfill the required duties;
  • Data-base literacy and ability to prepare comprehensive reports as required;
  • Ability to remain calm and effective in demanding situations.


Nature of Work:                  

  • reports to Shelter Management or designate
  • ensures quality care and treatment of all SPCA animals is provided
  • responsible for all cleaning and feeding of animals housed in the Health Wing and Pound areas
  • Responsible for monitoring the health and behavior of all shelter animals
  • Responsible for making recommendations for euthanasia whenever necessary, and to perform humane euthanasia as required
  • Weekend and evening work required


Accountable for:

  • Animal Care and Husbandry
  • Follow protocols for any medical or behavioral concerns;
  • Perform Humane Euthanasia as required;
  • Perform Behavior Assessments;
  • Shelter rounds - walk through adoption kennels, health wing and pound areas to look for any medical concerns with all animals housed in the shelter;
  • Making recommendations for animals to be placed for adoption as well as recommendation for euthanasia;
  • Administer medications to animals on treatment schedule;
  • Clean the kennels in the Health Wing and Pound areas, remove garbage, dishes, laundry, litter pans;
  • Feeding all animals in your area;
  • Perform routine post-operative examinations of all animals after surgery;
  • Obtain information regarding medical concerns;
  • Perform initial examination of all animals as they are received, including vaccinations, deworming, ear cleaning, etc., and any follow-up boosters, treatments and re-checks;
  • Enter all paperwork related to each animal into database;
  • Administer Microchipping of animals for adoption;
  • Clean Examination Room, equipment, cage cards, tags;
  • Process surgery paperwork;
  • Final rounds for Health Wing and Pound areas (water all animals, scoop/mop as required, shut off lights and lock up for the night)


Emergency On-Call Duty 

The on-call person is responsible for responding to injured animals after hours; to urgent Animal Protection Complaints regarding animals in immediate distress; and receiving animals impounded by Saskatoon Animal Control Agency at the shelter after regular business hours (between the period of time when the shelter closes for the evening, and opens the following morning for regular business). 


Other duties as assigned.

Please send resume to No phone calls please and only those requested for interview will be contacted.