Responsible for overseeing the placement of cats and kittens within the shelter for health and safety, coordinate cat programs, develop new programs to facilitate the placement of cats and kittens either through foster, foster to adopt, rescue, TNR and adoption.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.
Other duties may be assigned.
Coordinate the placement of cats and kittens in the shelter environment to enhance their health and well being
Seek out foster homes for cats and kittens
Schedule and/or perform home visits for foster placements
Maintain foster module in Pet Point to keep track of foster pets housed outside of the shelter
Train fosters, volunteers and employees on the proper care of cats and kittens of all ages
Handle Foster to Adopt (FTA) kitten adoptions including home visit, follow up care and needs up to finalizing adoption
Coordinate with adoptions for scheduling surgery for FTA kittens
Be willing to work flexible hours and be on call if needed for foster emergencies
Work closely with Volunteer Coordinator on volunteer opportunities that assist with foster processes, home visits and animal care
Work with Veterinary staff on medical treatment of cats and kittens in shelter and in foster placement
Train and monitor the care of bottle kittens in the nursery.
Prepare reports as needed
Develop programs to enhance cat and kitten adoptions and foster placement
Coordinate with rescue coordinator on rescue placement of cats and kittens
Coordinate with Lifeline TNR person on the quick movement and return of TNR cats to their home environment
Must promote LifeLine Animal Project’s policies and philosophies
Coordinate with other Departments as it pertains to fosters and shelter population
Must care for office pets and keep office clean as assigned
Make sure and check notes and update cards for animals that can go home same day
Coordinate with Animal Care Attendants in the movement of animals when needed under guidelines set by management.
Be prepared to work over in the event a placement takes longer than normal
Be willing to work from home when needed in the event there is a need for emergency placement
Support and assist other members of placement staff
Support and assist other departments within shelter when needed as assigned.
Maintain current files in orderly fashion
Stock all documents needed for foster packets
Other duties as assigned
Oral and Written Communication
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
Extensive knowledge of dog and cat behavior, training and of animal breed
Knowledge in animal health and well-being to include nutrition needs, resources for
information, knowledge of common animal diseases
Ability to identify animal species, breeds, ages and sexes. Ability to identify signs of
animal illnesses and injuries. Ability to recognize common animal behavior.
Demonstrate personal communication knowledge to include effective phone skills,
effective interviewing techniques, public speaking and ability to communicate
effectively in writing and orally.
About LifeLine Animal Project -- DeKalb Shelter
Founded in 2002, LifeLine Animal Project (LifeLine) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Atlanta, Georgia. LifeLine is working to end the euthanasia of healthy and treatable dogs and cats in metro Atlanta shelters and is the managing organization of Fulton County Animal Services and the DeKalb County Animal Services shelter