We are currently searching for full-time animal caretakers at LCHS! If you've always wanted to work with and help animals, this may be the opportunity you're looking for!
Why Join the LCHS Team
Our animal caretakers are essential to our mission of keeping our kitties and pups happy and healthy during their time at LCHS. Much of the work is hands-on with the animals, and you can see them build their health and confidence while residing at the shelter or over their time in foster care. One of the happiest moments is when our animals find their forever homes. Seeing the happiness of the animal and their adoptive family is incredibly gratifying.
Working at an animal shelter provides excellent experience for anyone interested in becoming a veterinarian, working in a vet office, or considering another animal-related career. It is also great for anyone looking to gain customer service experience and works best in a collaborative, team-centered environment.
I decided to join LCHS as an employee after several years of volunteering at the organization and two wonderful adoption experiences. Because of my previous knowledge of the organizational culture and my long-term career goal of working with a nonprofit focused on animal rescue, I knew that it would be a perfect fit, and I always look forward to going to work in the morning. Everyone at LCHS is committed to working together as a team to help our animals, all while helping each other.
Audrey Salazar, who has been working with LCHS for over a year and is a secondary education major at Auburn University, shared her perspective as an LCHS employee. "I couldn't ask for anything better when it comes to working at LCHS," said Salazar. "You constantly get to grow and develop skills, all while surrounded by cute, furry friends!" Salazar has worked in every area of the shelter, including adoption counseling, which is her primary area of focus, intake/animal health, and in our large dog kennels.
Our managers and senior staff are incredibly knowledgeable about animals, the shelter setting, and everything related to running a public-facing nonprofit organization. They will give you everything you need to succeed in a role at LCHS. With over 3000 animals entering our facility each year, our staff helps animals with a wide range of temperaments, backgrounds, ages, and medical needs. Our success rate is such that Best Friends Animal Society considers Auburn and Opelika to be no-kill communities due to our live release rate of over 90%, a standard metric for measuring lifesaving success.