Animal Care Assistant for Small Animals
Spring Farm CARES - Clinton, NY

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This is a full time, 40 hour per week, position with benefits. The position open involves working with cats, dogs, and rabbits in the small animal division of our animal sanctuary. Join a dynamic team in a rewarding position working in our animal sanctuary - home to about 275 animals. See full description below.

3364 State Route 12
Clinton NY 13323
(315) 737-9339


  • Care for dogs, cats and rabbits
  • Walking dogs (in any weather); feeding and watering; preparing special food for some animals; cleaning animal living quarters, cat litter boxes, food and water bowls; doing laundry.
  • Routine medicating, including giving pills and liquids, cleaning and treating ears, clipping nails, bathing and grooming, tending to wounds (we will teach you).
  • Other chores incl. sweeping porches, some snow removal in winter, cleaning windows, general cleaning of the main small animal facility.
  • Receiving and storing animal feed, cat litter, supplies and donations.
  • Working with the public when tours are being given or when people are coming to look at animals for adoption.


  • Experience with dogs and cats and their daily care
  • Good rapport with and caring attitude toward animals.
  • Ability to correctly follow oral and/or written instructions.
  • Willingness and ability to learn more specialized animal care techniques
  • Good people skills.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. on a daily basis and perform a fair amount of daily physical work, such as mopping and vacuuming floors.
  • Willingness to work on weekends and holidays (currently this position requires work on both weekend days – there will be two days off during the week)


  • Health and dental insurance plans – for full time employees employer pays 60% of insurance premium. (Employee may enroll family members, but is solely responsible for that premium).
  • Paid personal days which employee earns at the rate of one per month, to be taken during the following calendar year.
  • Retirement Savings Plan – employees are eligible to participate after two calendar years of employment.

Apply in person at Spring Farm CARES, 3364 State Rt. 12, Clinton, NY (4 miles south of New Hartford on Route 12, left side), 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fill in the Spring Farm CARES Application form and Addendum.

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About this company
Spring Farm CARES is a not for profit animal and nature sanctuary located in Clinton, NY. We are home to an average of 275 animals ranging...