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Full-Time Animal Caregiver

Animal Place Sanctuary

Organization Description: Animal Place is an animal rights organization promoting the complete protection of farmed animals and a vegan lifestyle. There are two facilities: a 600-acre sanctuary in Grass Valley, CA that serves as a permanent safe haven for farmed animals as well as education center and the 60-acre Rescue Ranch facility in Vacaville, CA. Rescue Ranch provides temporary home for adoptable farmed animals, with a special emphasis on chickens from the egg industry. If you are unfamiliar with Animal Place, visit our website at www.animalplace.org before considering applying.

Job Title: Animal Caregiver

Job Status: Full-time, Grass Valley

Immediate Supervisor: Animal Care Director

Job Description: The Full-time Animal Caregiver assists in the care of the 200 animals (pigs, chickens, cows, turkeys, sheep, goats, rabbits) living at the sanctuary under supervision of the Animal Care Director.  Animal Caregivers are responsible for the cleaning, feeding, and medical care of the animals.  See below for specific responsibilities and duties.


  • Passionate about working for and with farmed animals
  • Keen interest in the animal welfare/rights movement is encouraged
  • Reliable and dependable
  • Good animal behavior and observation skills
  • Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions, including cold/wet weather (average low is 35F) and hot summers (average high is 95-100F)
  • Able to lift 40-50 pounds and perform strenuous/manual labor
  • Work well with a variety of people
  • Strong communication and listening skills
  • Able to follow detailed instructions and meet time sensitive demands
  • Able to learn and process new information quickly
  • Team player and self motivator
  • Committed to Animal Place’s mission and a desire to be a part of the Animal Place family
  • Willing to work on weekend/holidays/varying shift times
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record (subject to verification)
  • Vegan or vegetarian diet preferred

Job Duties

  • Animal feeding/watering and maintaining animal feed schedules
  • Daily animal health care and maintaining treatment records
  • Daily cleaning duties and maintaining the shelter areas
  • Aiding with weekly health checks
  • Assisting with veterinary visits and setting up treatment protocols
  • Completing shelter projects as assigned

Hours/Days: 40 hours/week, part-time, at least one weekend day required, required to share holidays.

Salary: TBD based on Experience

Start Date: ASAP

How to Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume via email to humanresources@animalplace.org In subject line, write Full-Time Animal Caregiver application.

Faxes cannot be accepted. Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing.



6 Responses so far.

  1. samantha wilde says:

    Hi!!! I’m not applying for your vacancy unfortunately as I live in old blighty! but I am inquiring if you are open for volunteers on holiday? you call it a vacation. I plan to do some travelling to different parts of the world and volunteer as an animal carer wherever I go and I saw your add and thought I’d ask. Please let me know what you think, I’m a devout vegan and very passionate about animal welfare. I’m a grafter (work very hard) and living in England Im use to all weather changes especially the cold and rain. Please let me know what you think I would love to be apart of your team even if just for a couple of weeks.
    Sam Wilde

  2. Marissa Hebisen says:

    I am VERY interested in working for your organization but I would have to relocate, which I am perfectly willing to do, but I would really need a full time position. I am single and therefore can work any and all hours that are required, I am devoted to the care and salvation of all animals, and I follow a vegan diet. If you think that we could be a good match and if a position that fits me comes up PLEASE contact me and I will immediately send you my CV. Thank you very much for all you do.
    Marissa Hebisen

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