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PAWS for Life’s mission is to take in lost or unwanted animals; to return lost ones to their owners whenever possible or after having them spayed or neutered, place them in good homes; and to educate the public about intelligent and humane treatment of animals.

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Assistant Shelter Manager


Animal Welfare and Protection Society of Pueblo is seeking an individual with leadership experience to lead a private, limited admission, no-kill shelter – PAWS for Life.  The Manager leads the organization with direct responsibility of animal welfare programs, administrative obligations, financial and accounting expectations.

The position reports to the Board of Directors and has direct supervision and accountability of 8-12 shelter staff. This position requires strong leadership in all internal and external programs which aligns with the shelter’s strategic mission and goals.

Veterinary Aide / Foster Coordinator


The veterinary support and foster coordination position assists the veterinarian with various task in restraining pets, test set up, examination procedures, vaccinating animals (other than rabies), initial assessments, kennel duties, administering prescribed daily medication, maintains and tracks all medical records, and disinfection duties.

This position also coordinates the shelters foster program with volunteers to provide both long and short-term foster care. Works closely with the veterinarian and fosters to achieve greater out-come for animals in need. The position recruits, trains, and screens foster volunteers and helps match fostered animals with potential adopter.

Animal Care Technician


The primary responsibility of the Animal Care Technician is to provide for the sanitation, enrichment, and care of the animals and upkeep of the adoption floor.  They have a significant role in caring for all shelter animals including feeding, cleaning, and exercise.  The position also requires direct interaction with other staff members, volunteers, customers, and the general public. 

PAWS For Life does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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