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Animal Care Coordinator
Job Type:Seasonal full time
Company:The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada
Location:South Guelph / Puslinch
Contact Name:Lesley Bayne
Contact E-mail:lesley@thedonkeysanctuary.ca
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Salary:$14/hr
Closing Date:0000-00-00
Description:Overall Purpose
• To provide care and rehabilitation for donkeys, mules, hinnies and other animals admitted to The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada (DSC) for care in accordance with the DSC’s mission.
• To oversee activities related to animal welfare including barn volunteers, events, animal care consultants and other farm operations vendors.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
60% Animal Care
• Daily monitoring of animals including diet, health, physical condition and behaviour of all animals under the care of the DSC (donkeys, mules, goats, cats)
• Assist with developing appropriate nutritional programs for all animals, feed animals as per established feeding schedule and ensure clean drinking water is available to animals at all times
• Assist with veterinary, farrier, and other professional consultant visits (such as chiropractic and massage)
• Assist medical care and administer medications as directed by veterinarian
• Assist with appropriate herd health requirements (i.e. deworming, vaccinations, teeth floating, delousing)
• Groom and train donkeys and mules
• Assist with loading and transportation of donkeys
• Work extra hours to provide additional animal care as needs


20% Barn and Facilities Maintenance
• Complete routine cleaning, sweeping, mucking out and general maintenance of the barn, barnyard, shelters and paddock environments
• Assist with general facilities maintenance and repairs.
• Assist with grass mowing and snow plowing if needed


10% Volunteer Supervision
• Assist and/or supervise barn volunteers with:
o Animal Care
o Barn Operations
o Open Days and visitors
o Signature Events
• Engage barn volunteers to encourage their involvement and deepen their connection with the DSC

Seasonal Full-Time: May-Sept, part-time: Sept-Apr, opportunity for full-time permanent in May of 2019. Please email lesley@thedonkeysanctuary.ca to apply.
Posted on:2018-03-14