Help us save lives at House Rabbit Society!
Organization: House Rabbit Society is a rabbit rescue and education organization. This position is at House Rabbit Society headquarters, located in Richmond, CA. We’re a friendly team of five staff who work together to make the world a better place for rabbits.
Position: The Animal Caregiver provides care for the 35-50 rabbits living and boarding at House Rabbit Society. We rescue rabbits from the euthanasia lists of shelters and provide them with veterinary and special care to get them healthy and help them find loving homes. The Animal Caregiver is a critical team member, medicating and providing care to sick and injured rabbits, helping them get healthy and ready for adoption, and cleaning, feeding, and caring for the rabbits before they are adopted. The weekend Animal Caregiver works closely with volunteers and assists adopters by providing information about individual animal personalities.
Email cover letter and resume (firstname.lastname@example.org) with subject “Animal Caregiver Application.”
**If you have any rabbit experience, be sure to tell us about it!
**Animal experience in a professional capacity (paid/volunteer) required – please be sure to include this experience in your email/cover letter/resume.
Supervisor: Executive Director
Also, able to:
Physical Demands - Able to:
This is a part-time, non-exempt position.
Hours/Days: 8 hour shifts on Saturdays & Sundays, 9:15am-5:15pm. Availability for occasional extra shifts a plus. Must be willing to work holidays that fall on regular shift days.
Salary: $15-16/hour, based on experience. 25% employee discount in the Hop Shop and discounts on rabbit boarding. Paid sick time (3 days/year).
Walking distance to BART and parking available.
House Rabbit Society has a non-discrimination policy regarding both the hiring of staff at our headquarters in California, regarding our volunteers around the world, and regarding those whom we serve. We do not discriminate against anyone regardless of gender, race, color, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation and any other protected classification.
House Rabbit Society is a rabbit rescue and education organization, with headquarters in Richmond, CA.
House Rabbit Society's philosophy:
The House Rabbit Society believes that ALL rabbits are valuable as individuals, regardless of breed purity, temperament, state of health, or relationship to humans. The welfare of all rabbits is our primary consideration.
In line with our mission, we are against the exploitation of rabbits.
Except for unique situations, in which wild animals are being nursed or rehabilitated, it is in the best interest of wild rabbits that human intervention be held to a minimum.
Domestic rabbits are not the product of natural selection, but rather of human interference by means of breeding programs, and the product is a human-dependent animal who needs protection. It is therefore a human responsibility that these animals be cared for in a manner appropriate to their needs.
It is in the best interest of domestic rabbits to be neutered/spayed, to live in human housing where supervision and protection are provided, and to be treated for illnesses by veterinarians.
Domestic rabbits are companion animals and should be afforded at least the same individual rights, level of care, and opportunity for longevity as commonly afforded to dogs and cats who live as human companions.
Rabbits are intelligent, social animals who require mental stimulation, toys, exercise, environmental activity, and social interaction (from, as appropriate, people, other rabbits, or other animals).