Rescue Admin (Humane Society of Dallas County) - REMOTE

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ORGANIZATION: Dallas Pets Alive!

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Rescue Admin (Humane Society of Dallas County) - REMOTE

Making North Texas a No-Kill community is a big job and as a volunteer-based organization, Dallas Pets Alive is a non-profit organization focused on animal welfare and saving pets. DPA needs a lot of great volunteers to do it. As a Rescue Admin, you provide the organization with a dedicated representative to work hand in hand with the administration side of a continued positive partnership of Dallas Pets Alive! and our shelter partners.

About Dallas Pets Alive: https://dallaspetsalive.org

**TO BE CONSIDERED, please complete our Official Volunteer Application at

https://dallaspetsalive.org/volunteer/volunteer-application/

Team: Rescue

Reports to: Our Rescue Director, Vice President of Animal Operations, and Executive Director.

Works with: This volunteer will have regular and continuous contact virtually or over the phone with employees of Humane Society of Dallas County, along with Dallas Pets Alive! team leaders and fosters. This opportunity will also require consistent communication and availability in case of shelter emergency rescue needs.

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor emails from Humane Society of Dallas County and/or their social media for pets in need

  • Complete brief write-ups with photos of shelter pets in need and add to DPA’s Trello networking albums (ideally daily but if not feasible as frequently as possible)

  • Add shelter candidates to Trello "Pending" albums for review and approval to network to fosters

  • Maintain Humane Society of Dallas County Trello boards (Dogs In Need & Cats In Need) for candidates, adding and removing pets based on availability

  • Request medical and other records as needed from Humane Society of Dallas County for any pets added to the Trello board

Qualifications/Skills:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Must not have conflicting associations with similar non-profit organizations or business(es) related to animal welfare

  • Ability and willingness to maintain consistent availability in case of emergencies.

  • Have some related animal/rescue group experience, preferred

  • Ability to work virtually (Email, Slack, Phone). A flexible work schedule to answer shelter partner correspondence during the work day is preferred but not required.

  • Must be organized and skilled at record-keeping

Dallas Pets Alive! Musts:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to maintain professional level correspondence at all times

  • A motivational, can-do attitude to represent DPA in a positive manner to our supporters and the general public

  • A problem-solving mindset to handle and diffuse challenging situations in a professional manner

  • A love for animals and dedication to the cause of animal welfare

Time Commitment: Estimate 4-6 hours per week

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About Dallas Pets Alive!

Location:

11700 Preston Rd, Suite 660 #263, Dallas, TX 75230, US

Mission Statement

At Dallas Pets Alive, our mission is to promote and provide the resources, education and programs needed to eliminate the killing of companion animals. We take an innovative approach to animal rescue and believe in creating a paradigm shift in the way our community views animal rescue. Adoption is not only the right thing to do but THE thing to do. *OUR GOAL: To one day make all of North Texas No-Kill To be considered for volunteer positions, please complete our Official Volunteer Application on our website at https://dallaspetsalive.org/volunteer/volunteer-application/

Description

OUR APPROACH

Our organization is run mostly by volunteers, and all of our pets are housed by dedicated foster families throughout North Texas.

We rescue and help the healthy and treatable pets at greatest risk for euthanasia at our partner shelters. We also provide assistance and resources to pet owners having problems so significant that they need to surrender their pets to a shelter.

In our rescue program, we focus on:

  • Rescuing healthy and treatable pets at North Texas shelters at the greatest risk of being euthanized
  • Reducing owner surrender through our Positive Alternatives to Shelter Surrender (PASS) program
  • Opening kennel space by transporting pets to partners in the U.S. and Canada in need of adoptable animals
  • Challenging the way our community views rescue animals. We believe that adoption is not only right thing to do but THE thing to do!


Please visit our website for additional information: www.dallaspetsalive.org

*At this time, we do not accept court-ordered service hours nor track community service hours.

*Our organization does not currently have an established office location, however in March 2023 DPA opened up an Adoption Container.
More info found here >> https://dallaspetsalive.org/adoption-container/

* Adoption Container YOUTUBE Video: https://youtu.be/cB76d1wbIic?si=8fLIutorDrDzPfEa

CAUSE AREAS

Animals
Community
Health & Medicine
Animals, Community, Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Data Entry
  • Case Work / Management
  • Content Management Systems
  • Community Outreach
  • Google Apps
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Time Commitment: Estimate 4-6 hours per week

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