CAT is hiring for one full-time (30+ hrs/wk) and one part-time (25 or fewer hrs/wk) Shelter Associate. The Shelter Associate is responsible for caring for cats and kittens and working directly with the public. Duties include maintaining cleanliness of animal cages and free-roam rooms; feeding cats/kittens; assisting veterinary staff and scheduling appointments; assisting with shelter reception including answering phone calls, processing retail and other financial transactions; and administrative tasks; assisting adopters, clients, fosters, and volunteers in a professional and efficient manner; other duties as assigned. This position also performs janitorial duties and maintains general shelter cleanliness. Shelter Associates work with all staff members and volunteers to help CAT succeed in its mission of adopting out healthy cats and kittens to loving homes. The qualified candidate will have at least one year of professional experience; customer service, shelter and/or animal control experience preferred. HS diploma or equivalent required.
CAT is looking for a part-time (15-20 hours/week) certified veterinary technician to join our hospital team! We are a full-service clinic with a large OR and labwork/radiographic capabilities, and we pride ourselves on providing high-quality medicine and surgery.
Duties include providing medical treatment to cats in our care; creating and maintaining computerized medical records; anesthetic induction, intubation, and assisting with high-volume surgeries and recovery; providing client education; performing physical exams; cleaning of surgical instruments, equipment, and kennels; and other duties to help further our mission of adopting healthy, happy cats and kittens into new homes!
Applicants must have current Oregon veterinary technician certification. Previous shelter or veterinary experience is required. This is a fast-paced environment, so good time management skills are essential!
CAT is looking for an experienced veterinarian to lead our full-service, onsite veterinary hospital. Qualified candidates will have a background and/or training in shelter medicine; proficiency in high-quality, high-volume spay and neuter surgery, including pediatrics; excellent communication skills; and a passion for helping cats. Approx. 30 hours per week; includes benefits.
Job responsibilities include: provide excellent medical care for shelter cats and foster kittens; perform spay/neuter surgeries on shelter and public animals (through our low-income spay/neuter programs); ensure continuity and consistency of care for sick and injured cats; keep records in accordance with CAT guidelines and legal requirements; assist in the review and refinement of medical protocols; cover two to three after-hours on-call shifts each week; create, lead and participate in staff CE; maintain relationship/communication with other practicing veterinarians; maintain membership in appropriate professional organizations; ensure CAT is following best practices; work collaboratively with the Hospital Manager and all staff and volunteers to facilitate the highest quality of care and a positive, trust-based culture; promote and act in accordance with CAT’s core values and toward achievement of CAT’s strategic goals.
Our mission is to save the lives of homeless, unwanted, sick, and injured cats and to work with our community to provide feline expertise and quality programs and services for people and cats.
Currently we achieve this mission by
• Providing shelter, medical care, evaluation, and treatment to cats who have become homeless
• Finding homes for the cats and kittens in our care
• Providing people who care for cats with resources, education, and support to help keep human-animal bonds strong and prevent cats from becoming homeless
• Offering low-cost spay/ neuter services to cat owners in need to prevent the births of unwanted litters
• Working closely with other animal organizations to implement projects and programs that positively impact cats at a community and regional level
Our Guiding Values
• Compassion for cats: We focus on the individual welfare and future of each cat in need
• Expertise: We strive to be experts in cat welfare, health, behavior, sheltering, and related programs
• Respect for people: We treat our employees, volunteers, donors, clients, and community with respect
• Impact: We have a significant and measurable positive impact on the cats in our community
• Collaboration: We work with other individuals and organizations to save more lives
• Integrity: We act with integrity and value transparency
• Excellence: We strive for excellence in every aspect of our work
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CAT experienced some dips during the recession. As we began to emerge on the other side, we had some great successes. A huge thank you to CAT’s donors, volunteers, and adopters for their continued support.
Cat Food Bank:
To ensure optimal health of the cats in the shelter, CAT cannot accept any used cat items. Our Thrift Store does not accept those items either.
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The Cat Adoption Team seeks out and cultivates partnerships with other shelters and organizations in the Portland-area and Willamette Valley, and across Oregon. Through these partnerships, CAT helps them reduce their feline euthanasia rates by transferring cats and kittens to CAT’s shelter for adoption.
CAT encourages anyone who finds a lost cat to first take the cat to their local animal control. Please read CAT’s lost and found information for more details.