Animal Shelter Technician - Satellite

The City of Fort Worth has a progressive animal welfare program that enjoys broad based support from elected officials, industry, residents, and animal welfare agencies. A group of City staff and private business professionals recently raised over $1 million for a new medical treatment ward that opened in October 2014 to supplement its surgical clinic where approximate 9,000 animals were neutered in 2015. Also, in 2015, the shelter added outdoor kennels and dog enrichment areas. A $1 million expansion of the current shelter will begin this summer with plans for a second shelter to be completed in the next five years. The live release rate has increased from approximately 30% in 2010 to recently topping 90% for the current fiscal year to date (since October 1, 2016).

We are currently recruiting for Animal Shelter Technicians to work in the shelter to assist with the overall care of animals. Duties include to assist in animal care, to perform animal care tasks, and shelter upkeep to maintain a clean and disease free living environment for impounded animals.

There is a wide range of career opportunities in the department of animal control, so if you love animals and want to start working in a field with excellent growth potential, search the open positions and get a rewarding new career today! Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Essential Functions

  • Clean kennel runs, cages, and shelter buildings.
  • Feed and water animals in and around existing quarters; clean, sanitize, maintain and repair animal quarters; prepare diets for animals as required.
  • Relocate animals from trucks and cages.
  • Document animal dispositions in a computer record keeping system.
  • Assist the public looking for lost or adoptable pets.
  • Assist field officers in unloading, checking in and relocating animals in the shelter.
  • Euthanize animals and participate in the euthanasia laboratory providing euthanasia services on varying numbers of animals as needed.
  • Process adoptions; Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
  • Assist in immobilizing animals for physical examinations.

Experience and Training Guidelines

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Experience in the case of handling domestic animals preferred.

(6 months experience in handling domestic animals preferred.)


HS Diploma/GED required.

License and/or Certificate:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver's license.

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