Animal Shelter Clerk

Assist the public to adopt animals in animal shelters.
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Quick Stats


Outlook
Good

Salary Range
$17,000 – $42,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Animal Shelter Clerks do?

Assists public to adopt animals in animal shelter and compiles records of impounded animals: Assists prospective owners in selection of animals for adoption and in preparation of adoption forms. Advises new owners of pet-examination and neuterization services. Maintains list of prospective dog owners and contacts them when desired type of dog is available. Prepares dog-license forms and collects fees. Reviews shelter records of licensed-dog owners to identify owners of lost dogs; reviews other shelter records to help owners find lost pets. Compiles daily records required by animal shelter describing stray animals found by shelter workers and animals turned in by public.


Should I be an Animal Shelter Clerk?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.

  • How to become an Animal Shelter Clerk

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