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Spiderman

is a 9 year old male Domestic Shorthair/Mix who is not the kind of cat who needs a lot of attention - he prefers to do his own thing. If you're wanting a cat that will be in your face. well, that's not him! He's used to coming and going as he pleases, and may even be happy in a protected barn as long as he gets to come in when the weather gets cold. He doesn't mind a soft pet from time to time, just as long as he can maintain his independence. Come by to see if this is the cat for you!

Prim

is an 8 year old female Boxer/Mix who is a sweet older gal who just loves to be around people! She does have a high prey drive, so she can't go home with children or cats, but other than that, she would love to be a part of your life! Come meet her to see what you've been missing!

Freddy

is a 9 year old male Domestic Shorthair/Mix who is a retired "neighborhood roamer." He, along with his brother, Jason, are looking for a forever family who will let them chill and hang out. If you have room in your house for two retired sprinters, ask the front desk to meet them today!

Madonna

is a 5 year old female Terrier, American Pit Bull/Retriever, Labrador Mix who will prove to you that her love for you will last much longer than diamonds, gold and fancy cars! She can't go home with children, but you won't need any with her in your life! Race down to the Shelter to meet her today!

Jason

is a 9 year old male Domestic Shorthair/Mix who, along with his brother, Freddy, is a retired "neighborhood roamer." They are both looking for a forever family who will let them chill and hang out. If you have room in your house for two retired sprinters, ask the front desk to meet them today!

Smiles

is a 2 year old male Border Collie/Mix who came to us from the Panhandle Humane Society. He was a staff favorite there who stole a ton of hearts! Smiles is very energetic and would love an active family. He can't share a home with children or small animals because of his herding tendencies, but trust us when we say he would be the perfect addition to your life!

Shelly

is a 1 year old female albino ferret who, like most ferrets, is pretty unique. Come meet her - she certainly leaves an impression!

Sassy

is a 3 year old female Entlebucher Mountain Dog/Mix who is very loyal and protective! She can be a bit skittish when you meet her but warms up quickly with treats! Sassy is very selective of other dogs and extremely barrier and leash reactive. She would benefit greatly from basic obedience training and boundary setting. Sassy must meet everyone she will be going home with - both two and four legged, but would still love nothing more than to go home with you!

Join our team!

Do you love animals?  Join the Cheyenne Animal Shelter team and help serve the community of Laramie County and all it’s furry friends.

The Cheyenne Animal Shelter provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

Part- Time Behavior Specialist & Rescue Coordinator

The Cheyenne Animal Shelter is currently accepting applications for a part-time Behavior Specialist & Rescue Coordinator.

  • 25-30 hours a week
  • No benefits
  • $10.00 an hour

Behavior Specialist: This position plays a primary role in providing safe, high quality behavioral support for dogs and cats from intake through outcome. This position performs the hands on, daily work with dogs and cats including: creation and use of behavior modification protocols to increase adaptability and improve quality of life; enrichment strategies to reduce stress; progress-tracking procedures; incorporating teaching and coaching of staff and volunteers in daily operations and working with adopters to ensure the transition from shelter to home is smooth. Ability to work with felines and canines equally and enthusiastically is necessary.

The CAS provides shelter and adoption for five groups of animals:

  • Animal victims of cruelty and neglect
  • Animals brought to us through our community engagement team
  • At-risk underage kittens and other medically-compromised stray animals
  • Animals surrendered by their owners and in need of adoption into new homes
  • Animals transferred in from shelter/rescue partners

Knowledge of feline and canine behavior and passion for teaching others about behavior and the importance of enrichment; a passion for people and for animals is necessary for success.

Education:

  • Associate’s degree preferred or comparable work experience
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA or IAABC) equivalent certification preferred
  • Fear Free certified or within 30 days of employment required
  • Euthanasia certification required within 90 days of employment

Schedule: Sunday through Tuesday 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM; Wednesday 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM; Thursday 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Qualifications: Ability to thrive in a physically demanding role handling strong, energetic and sometimes fractious animals with calm and ease. Ability to walk, bend, stoop and lift between 50 & 100 lbs. frequently. Superior problem solving abilities; ability to troubleshoot and find solutions.

Other duties: Work as a team member to help CAS pursue its mission, goals, philosophy. Available to assist other departments as needed with clerical work, cleaning, intake examinations.

Applications may be picked up at the Cheyenne Animal Shelter, or found on-line at cheyenneanimalshelter.org. Please fully complete the application to include current employment, previous employment, names and phone numbers of supervisors and return it to The Cheyenne Animal Shelter: 800 Southwest Dr. Cheyenne, WY  82007.  Attn: Human Resources. **If the application is incomplete it will not be considered.

Part-Time Intake Specialist

The Cheyenne Animal Shelter is currently accepting applications for a part-time Customer Service Intake Specialist position.

  • Provide high quality animal care and customer service
  • Complete intake procedures for all incoming animals in a timely manner
  • Gather all relevant information on the animal
  • Ensure medical exam of the animal/vaccination/deworming
  • Input information into the database (attention to detail!)
  • Provide assistance to customers surrendering animals
  • Provide assistance to customers who call-in
  • Monitor lost and found reports and social media pages for potential matches to shelter animals
  • Provide support by counseling customers on intake policies and procedures and lost and found policies.
  • Provide information regarding reclaiming animals from the shelter

This is by no means an exhaustive list of responsibilities. Other responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Operations/Shelter Manager. The person selected for this position must be able to fulfill the responsibilities of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. Must be able to work a flexible schedule to include some weekend days.

REQUIRED: High school diploma or GED equivalent. Minimum of one year of animal handling experience in a shelter or clinic setting. Ability to work confidently with animals of all species, sizes, temperaments, and health status. Must have customer service experience. Excellent interpersonal skills with an approachable demeanor. Computer literate in a Windows environment. Ability to maintain professionalism in the midst of stressful situations dealing with customers.

DESIRED: Experience with Pet Point database software preferred.

WORK CONDITIONS: Some cleaning is required which requires safe handling of cleaning supplies, chemicals and equipment. Requires stooping, bending, lifting up to 50 lbs. with reasonable accommodations. Will be asked to perform overtime as needed.

*The Cheyenne Animal Shelter requires pre-employment drug screen and periodic random drug screens.

Volunteer Opportunities

VOLUNTEER CAT TRAPPER

 

Purpose: To assist with Cheyenne Animal Shelter  control the community cat population through trapping, neutering and vaccinating cats and then returning them to their colony

Reports To: Medical Director Location: Veterinary Clinic                             

Age Requirement:  Minimum age 18 yrs     Time commitment: Variable

Key Responsibilities:

  • Developing relationships with colony cat caretakers
  • Scheduling trapping days with caretakers and veterinary staff
  • Setting up traps on trapping days
  • Transporting cats from colony to shelter and back again for veterinary care
  • Helping to educate community members on community cats and how the Cheyenne Animal Shelter is approaching their management.

Qualifications:

  • Must be an active volunteer ages 18 and up
  • Commitment to the mission, values, goals, and success of the Cheyenne Animal Shelter
  • Compassion for animals and their welfare
  • Professional, positive and friendly attitude
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Ability to work within a team setting
  • Must be able to work around cats

 

Training/support provided: Complete Volunteer Orientation and attend brief training class on TNR. Work with a mentor until you are comfortable trapping on your own

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

  • Requires standing for short periods of time, being able to lift 15-20 lbs on a regular basis, and working around cats.

Attire:  Follow guidelines in the Volunteer Policy and Procedures Handbook.

Benefits

  • Personal satisfaction that you are helping to improve the welfare of cats in our community

VOLUNTEER VETERINARY ASSISTANT

 

Purpose: To assist with Cheyenne Animal Shelter  veterinary team care for animals, provide spay/neuter services, and other medical treatment for shelter animals

Reports To: Veterinary Team Lead Location: Veterinary Clinic                             

Age Requirement:  Minimum age 15 yrs     Time commitment: 2 hrs every other week (or more if you want!)

Key Responsibilities:      

  • Helping clean and care for the animals in the veterinary clinic
  • Helping clean and pack surgical instruments
  • Helping monitor recovery of surgical patients

 

Qualifications:

  • Must be an active volunteer ages 15 and up
  • Commitment to the mission, values, goals, and success of the Cheyenne Animal Shelter
  • Compassion for animals and their welfare
  • Professional, positive and friendly attitude
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Ability to work within a team setting
  • Must be able to work around a variety of species

 

Training/support provided: Complete Volunteer Orientation and have a trial working day in the veterinary clinic. Work with a mentor until you are comfortable trapping on your own

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

  • Requires standing for short periods of time, being able to lift 50 lbs on a regular basis, and working around species.

Attire:  Follow guidelines in the Volunteer Policy and Procedures Handbook.

Benefits

  • Personal satisfaction that you are helping to improve the welfare of animals in our community
  • Gain knowledge in veterinary care and animal behavior
  • Gain technical experience working in a veterinary clinic

Address

800 Southwest Dr.
Cheyenne, WY 82007

Hours

Hours of Operation:
Open Daily Until 6 p.m.*

Intakes and Reclaims:
Open at 8 a.m.

Adoption Consultation
and Meet & Greet Hours:

11 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

*(except New Years, Cheyenne Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas)

Contact Us

Main Office: (307) 632-6655 Animal Control: (307) 635-1453 After Hours Lost & Found:
(307) 214-5779

Sponsors

 

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