Santa Clara County Animal Shelter, San Martin
"Our mission is to ensure and protect the health and safety of the people and animals of unincorporated Santa Clara County."
The Santa Clara County Animal Shelter receives stray and owner relinquished animals for the Unincorporated areas of the County. The shelter is a temporary home for approximately 3,000 animals yearly. The Santa Clara County Animal Shelter cares for the homeless pets while making efforts to place them with new families or in foster situations. We partner with local rescue groups and other area shelters to try and find alternate avenues for adoptions. Staff and volunteers at the Santa Clara County Animal Shelter implement programs and processes to decrease animal intake, promote adoptions and provide for the physical and psychological well-being of the animals in our care. We have a small in-house, staffed veterinary clinic that performs spay and neuter surgeries and tends to sick and injured stray animals. We also practice Shelter, Neuter and Release (SNR) in order to control community cat populations and save lives.
Needs/Projects this year:
The Santa Clara County Animal Shelter is looking for students to help decrease the length-of-stay of cats and dogs in our care. As such, we need students with ideas about how to market and promote adoptions. This can include advertising via social and local media, photographing or taking video of animals for our website, or spending time with animals and writing short biographies. We are very interested in any new ideas that students can suggest to help save lives! Opportunities also exist for students to participate in feral cat colony management. Students interested in animal behavior can work on projects aimed at training shelter dogs to improve their adoptability.
Who should apply:
Students who have necessary skills, who like animals, who can work without close supervision, who want to work with staff as assigned. Apply here if you can abide by safety requirements to avoid wearing open-toed shoes or heels. Wear waterproof shoes if possible, with jeans or tough long pants. Shirts should be simple and should not have offensive language, drug or alcohol references. This site does not require a TB or background check, but it is essential that students use safety precautions and common sense.
Who should not apply:
You dislike animals, fear them to the point that would interfere with touching them, or have animal abuse history. Don’t apply if you have concerns that would affect your safety or judgment working with animals.
website at http://www.sccgov.org/sites/acc/Pages/default.aspx Employees at this non-profit learning center are very busy providing valuable services. Please respect their time by making appointments, coming on time, and calling ahead if you have an emergency that prevents you from coming on time.
12370 Murphy Avenue, San Martin, CA 95046
Lisa Jenkins, Supervisor, at 408 686 3901