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I want to work for the SPCA or Humane Society. Can you get an actual paying job?

Or is all work through these organizations volunteer? The reason I ask is because I LOVE animals and want to work in an animal related career. I'm getting my human resource degree next year. Are there paying HR jobs at those types of organizations?

Asked By: JBR - 9/21/2006
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Call you local branch and ask. The one near me is volunteer except for Veterinary Technicians, Veterinarians, and a few of the volunteer coordinators. Those jobs are few and far between though.
Answered By: Bonsylar - 9/21/2006
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idk but at our humane society its just volunteer and that really sucks cuz i wanted to work there:(
Answered By: Taylor W - 9/21/2006
 
Yeah...you might try working at your local animal shelter first and then work your way up.....
Answered By: justmedrt - 9/21/2006
 
I recommend you look in the phone book, and call them. They can answer your questions. I know here in Albuquerque, the people who run the gift shop are volunteers. Another place you could consider looking into is the pound or a no-kill shelter. Best wishes.
Answered By: Rhonda - 9/21/2006
 
It depends on the size and financial resources of the organisation. The San Francisco SPCA has tons of paid employees. Ones that do the final adoptions (counselors are volunteer), people that answer emergency phones for abused or distressed animals, certified veterinary technicians, dog and cat behaviorists who are... More
Answered By: old cat lady - 9/21/2006
 
There are, but they are extremely difficult to come by. Those types of jobs just don't open up very often as most people in this profession are not there for the money. Which makes them very loyal employees who stay on for the duration of their careers. You would have a better chance getting a job at a city "pound... More
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Answered By: surroundedbyidiots - 9/21/2006
 
YES. you can get paid. depending on where you work - every city is different, I worked for an SPCA in ALberta Canada for several years in a paid position plus I did extra volunteer work too... More
Answered By: CF_ - 9/21/2006
 
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