Working at the Allen County SPCA

Periodically, we have openings for various paid and volunteer positions. These positions are very rewarding for animal lovers. It is a fun and loving place to work if you have spare time you could use assisting homeless animals in need, review the opportunities below.

 

Part-Time Animal Care Specialist

Previous experience in animal care preferred.
Bi-lingual skills are a plus.

The Allen County SPCA is growing and has an immediate opening for a part-time position.  A friendly, outgoing personality is a must. Team members are required to do cleaning for both dogs and cats, and may assist with medical areas as well. Staff members rotate throughout different teams within the building, so a need for confidentiality and the ability to tactfully and respectfully deal with the public are essential. A major consideration in hiring this position will be the candidate’s ability to showcase an attention to detail, the desire to further the mission of the Allen County SPCA and a willingness to work a varying schedule, including weekends. Bi-lingual skills are a plus, but not required.

The Allen County SPCA offers a great work environment in a life-saving field with a strong emphasis on team. Ready to apply? Please email resume with specific qualifications and  pay requirements for this position to: info@acspca.org and place Animal Care Specialist in the subject line.

 

Volunteer Positions

We are looking for dedicated and positive individuals who love cats and dogs. You must be 18 years or older with a great attitude and openness to different tasks. Volunteers are required to attend a volunteer orientation, sign a waiver and fill out a volunteer application. If you are interested, call us at the shelter 260-744-0454, ext 204 or emai mark@acspca.org.

Volunteer Information
Volunteer Application

 

Looking for Crazy Cat People

Do your friends call you the crazy cat person? Are you as finicky as a cat? Looking for a rewarding volunteer job working 1-2 hour shifts to help homeless shelter cats? If you answered yes to these questions, our kitties need you!

The Allen County SPCA is looking for volunteers to tidy up our shelter cat room located at PetSmart in Apple Glen.

Shifts available from 7 am - 9 am:
• Tuesdays every week
• Thursdays every week
• 1st Saturday of every month
• 3rd Saturday of every month

We will train you on the job. If you are interested, call us at the shelter 260-744-0454, ext 204 or emai mark@acspca.org.

 

Interns Needed at the Shelter

The Allen County SPCA is looking for college interns to fulfill several areas at the shelter. Non-paid internships will be focused in one or both of the following areas:

• Medical –hands on experience in the medical treatment and oversight of the animals in our adoption program.

• Administration –processing of applications, follow up calls to adopters and many aspects of the adoption program

A friendly and outgoing personality are a must. Must be comfortable around cats and dogs. Team members are also responsible for the processing of adoption applications, surrender applications, follow ups and our pet food pantry so confidentiality and the ability to tactfully and respectfully deal with the public is essential. In addition, this team is responsible for the daily cleaning of all areas of the facility including cat rooms, kennels and lobby areas. A major consideration in hiring this position will be ability to showcase your attention to detail, the desire to further the mission and work of the Allen County SPCA and a willingness to work a varying schedule.

Ready to apply? Please send resume with specific qualifications for this position to: info@acspca.org and place Intern Team in the subject line. You may also drop off a resume during adoption hours Tuesday through Saturday 11a-5p. No phone calls or personal visits please.

Want to help
homeless animals?

WISH LIST

Our center is always on the lookout for supplies that will help keep our dogs and cats healthy, safe and happy. From food to toys, we welcome a number of items that will give our fur friends a comfortable lifestyle. Some items can be purchased directly from our wishlist on Amazon.com. Just follow the links.

Special Needs
10x10 Shelter PopUp - for our dogs at outreach events
• Multi-cat enclosed playpen/cage

Special Cat Enrichment Items
• Interactive toy fish bowls with waterbugs
• Cap bottle tops
• Plastic easter eggs
• Shredded paper
• Interactive cat toys

Special Dog Enrichment Items
• Wind chimes
• Classical music CDs
• Beef broth juice
• Rice
• Small paper bags
• Interactive dog puzzles
• Different spices
• Interactive dog toys

Housekeeping Needs
• Batteries
• Disinfectant spray such as Lysol
• Hand sanitizer
• Dish detergent
• 39 gal or larger trash bags
• Tall kitchen trash bags
• Paper towels
• Toilet paper

Office Needs
• Postage stamps
• Address labels- white 1" x 2 5/8"
• White & color copy paper

Cat & Dog Needs
• Box lids from copy paper cases (for disposable litter boxes)
• Heavy weight paper bowls for medication
• Resealable plastic bags - quart or gallon size
• 4” x 4” gauze pads
Kuranda vinyl cat perches
Kuranda dog beds
Screw on cage food & water bowls
• Rope toys for dogs
Disposable cat scratchers
• Litter box deodorizer
• Non-scoopable clay litter (unscented)
• Covered cat play houses (no carpeting)
Kitty condos
• Cat muzzles
• Catnip
• Catnip Spray
Kitty Kongs
• Martingale-style collars (medium & large sizes)
• Kennel slipleads
Stainless steel pet pails
• Made in the USA rawhide chews
• Gift cards to PETCO, PetSmart, Pet Supplies Plus, Green DogGoods, & Tractor Supply

Our Cat & Dog Food
We feed our dogs and cats the following food while in our care.
• 4health Cat & Kitten Food - available at Tractor Supply
• Purina Pro Plan Focus Puppy Food Chick & Rice
• Purina Pro Plan Focus Puppy Lamb & Rice
• Purina Pro Plan Savor Adult Dog Shredded Blend Chicken & Rice Formula
• Purina Pro Plan Savor Adult Dog Shredded Blend Lamb & Rice Formula
• Canned Meow Mix wet cat food
• Canned dog foot - any brand

For Our Community Pet Food Donation program
• Dog and cat food, dry or canned
• Brown paper sacks (grocery store size)

Recyclables
• Aluminum cans, cell phones, laptops, iPods, empty ink & toner cartridges
• New and used books, CDs and DVDs in their original cases.

Books
Box up your new and used books, CDs and DVDs in their original cases and bring them to the shelter. We are paid by a local buyer for your books! Help raise money for us while you reclaim valuable storage space.

* We do not take comforters. (Some of our dogs like to chew the stuffing out of them.)

Donations may be dropped off during our regular business hours.

EVERYDOG

Article written by volunteer Debra Lockhart

I’ve been volunteering with a local rescue for about a year now and have loved every minute of it. In the past year, I’ve transported dogs, helped rescue dogs off of a chain, helped a dog give birth, adopted and said goodbye as some of my favorites have found their forever home. I’ve gotten to know some dogs more than others and have cheered nearly every adoption and only shed a tear or two for a few who have especially touched me in some way.

Still, there was something missing. This rescue is foster based, and at this time that is the one thing I’m not able to do, so most of my interactions come from adoption events or transport services. If I could bring my dog to work with me things might be different, because sometimes you just need to hug a dog or play with a kitty, so I began volunteering at our local SPCA. I figured that they were located close enough to my office that I could spend a lunch hour or two each week relaxing in the company of a furry little friend under the guise of helping them while in all actuality, reaping the benefits that come with cuddling a pet. Orientation was in two parts so after part one, I was able to ‘socialize with cats’ and I spent a good portion of a lunch hour on the floor of a kitty room getting and giving some soft purr-y love.

Part two allowed us to interact with the dogs and there was a special boy whom I met at both orientations and I was eager to go back and really interact with him on my first “dog day.” Its funny how a dog (or any animal, really) can grab your heartstrings and how it varies from person to person as to who that special furry pal may be. A fellow volunteer nudged me and pointed at a dog, “That’s my dog. I’m going to adopt that one.” “Hmmm, cute dog, nothing special,” I thought. He or she was the kind of dog I might not have given a second glance at if I weren’t here to generally socialize with the dogs.

In the kennel next to “her dog” was the special someone who had me at first glance. Truth be told, “special boy” is not usually someone who would grab my attention… except he did. He was just a medium sized dog, medium hair, medium build but with a deep chest and funny white paws that were too big for his body. (As a further testament to how perception skews what we actually see, he is listed as a large dog with long hair.) There was nothing exceptional… but his eyes. Ah, those soulful cinnamon eyes peering at me over the chew toy he hopefully offered me, they had me at hello.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Sat, Nov 22, noon - 3 pm
Paw’s-n-Claw’s Holiday Open House
1313 W Coliseum Blvd
Ft Wayne, IN 46808
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Dec 6, 11 am - 2 pm
Little Rebel Day
Lucky Harley-Davidson
6315 Illinois Rd
Ft Wayne, IN 46804
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Dec 6, 11 am - 2 pm
PetSmart Community Outreach
10260 Maysville Rd
Ft Wayne, IN 46835
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Dec 6, 11 am - 2 pm
PetSmart Community Outreach
10035 Lima Rd
Ft Wayne, IN 46818
See who is available for adoption!

Fri, Dec 12, 7:30 pm
Sat, Dec 13, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Holiday Pups
Embassy Theatre
Ft Wayne, IN 46802
See our adoptable dogs on stage.

Sat, Dec 13, 11 am - 2 pm
PETCO Community Outreach
315 E Coliseum Blvd
Ft Wayne, IN 46805
See who is available for adoption!

Sat, Dec 13, 11 am - 2 pm
Pet Supplies Plus
4714 Coldwater Rd
Ft Wayne, IN 46825
See who is available for adoption!

Fri, Dec 19, 7:30 pm
Sat, Dec 20, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Holiday Pups
Embassy Theatre
Ft Wayne, IN 46802
See our adoptable dogs on stage.

Sat, Dec 27, 11 am - 2 pm
PetSmart Community Outreach
1760 Apple Glen Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
See who is available for adoption!