Monday, September 29, 2014

Brother and Sister Pitties Find their Forever Home Together


Tiger (now Tony), a friendly pittie at the Montclair Animal Shleter, went home with his sister Tina and their new parents. The pitties' parents adopted Tina several weeks ago after meeting her at a Shelter's Farmers' Market adoption event organized by Shelter volunteer Nancy Willis. They returned for Tony last weekend.

The couple took Tina home first to make sure she was housebroken before adopting another dog.

"It’s a challenge getting just one dog adjusted, two happy and energetic pitties would be more than a handful," said willis.
The adoptive parents came back a few weeks later to spend time with Tony and took him home too!

"A single dog being adopted from the Shelter is reason to celebrate," said Willis. "Keeping sibling dogs together with one family is fantastic beyond words."

Tina and Tony’s parents live in New Jersey and they have a summer home on Lake Champlain so Tony and Tina will be boating with them in the summers and swimming in the lake.

Animal Control Officer Job Opening

Job Title: Animal Control Officer

Description: The Township of Montclair is seeking a self-motivated individual to fill the position of Full-Time Animal Control Officer for the handling, capturing, and when necessary, the humane destroying of wild and strayed domesticated animals and birds; for the compassionate care and well-being of all impounded animals; and for the cleaning and maintenance of the impounding facility; does related work as required.

Requirements: A current and valid certificate as an Animal Control Officer issued by the New Jersey Department of Health, and a current New Jersey driver’s license.

Salary/Hours: $33,094 - $39,558. Full time position, 35 hours per week (must be available for off hours on-call rotation).

Apply: Township of Montclair, Human Resources Department, 205 Claremont Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 (Open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) Fax 973-233-1720, email:bgregory@montclairnjusa.org

Closing Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014

Animal Shelter Kennel Helper Job Opening (part-time)

Job Title: Animal Shelter Kennel Helper (Part-Time)

Description: Accountable for keeping the animals fed, watered, restocking supplies and cleaning cages. Cleans enclosures in accordance with the State Sanitary Regulations and the shelter's standard operating procedures. Other tasks may include transporting animals to different areas; specialized bathing, grooming, and exercise routines. Observing animals, checking for signs of disease, illness or discontent; reporting negative or undesirable behaviors in animals. Maintaining equipment and making sure it is in good working condition. May assist with administering of medications and therapies to animals in the shelter as well as assist the Animal Care Technician with certain tasks and procedures.

Requirements: Must be comfortable and enjoy working with all types of animals, plus experience and background in animal handling and behavior.

Salary/Hours: $12.00 hr / 20 hours per week

Apply: Township of Montclair, Human Resources Department, 205 Claremont Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 (Open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) Fax 973-233-1720, email:bgregory@montclairnjusa.org

Closing Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014