Kennel Attendant/On Call Per Diem
Country Acres is seeking a dependable per diem employee to work a minimum of one weekend per month (Friday evening through Monday morning). Other hours and shifts will be needed to cover staffing gaps and vacations on an as needed basis. The position will include being on call. Applicant must be available to answer after hour calls and pick up and transport stray dogs to the shelter. The position will also include working a split shift, cleaning kennels, feeding dogs, and assisting owners at drop off and pick up times for boarding services (approximate hours for this are Sat & Sun AM from 7:30-10 and Sat & Sun PM 3:30-5). Applicant must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid clean driver’s license and feel comfortable working with dogs. Base pay starting at $16-18 per hour with an additional on call incentive.
There are several ways to donate to Country Acres Animal Shelter. We accept donations through PayPal, Venmo. You can also mail checks to 5852 West Scott Rd, Homer, NY 13077. All contributions go directly to the animals. We also have an Amazon Wishlist if you choose to help with supplies.
THE TOBIAS FUND STORY
Country Acres Animal Shelter established the Tobias Fund in 2009 after picking a Rottweiler later named Toby in the Town of Cuyler. Toby had been hit by a car and needed immediate orthopedic surgery. His disposition stole our hearts and we knew we needed to do something for him. With limited funds we decided to act fast and put together a bottle and can drive. Thanks to shelter staff and a very generous volunteer the funds were available for the surgery. At this point we decided that we would plan ahead and establish a fund to help with special dogs needing extra care. We have a few fundraisers throughout the year to keep this fund available. We have been able to have senior dogs receive dental care before adoption, provide extra medical care for dogs injured by cars and anything that is medically needed for a dog to better suit them for adoption.
The Tobias Fund helps us to afford medical care that is not normally in our budget such as dental cleanings, mass removal, cherry eye surgery and amputations in some cases.
Bentley pictured here is a prime example on how your donations help the dogs. Bentley was found badly injured in 2018. We believe more than likely hit by a car. He had a severely fractured femur that x-rays determined was unable to be pinned. After much consideration and evaluation it was determined that amputation was in his best interest. With the help of donations Bentley was able to have his surgery and now lives his best life possible with his adopters.
Country Acres Animal Shelter is a 501C(3) not for profit animal shelter. Country Acres Animal Shelter was established in 2009 to provide the care for the stray animals that became available for adoption after their redemption period from Country Acres Pet Services. Country Acres Pet Services has provided dog control for several Towns and Villages since 1979. We provide dog control services for the following Town and Villages:
Town of Cuyler
Town of Freetown
Town of Harford
Town of Homer
Village of Homer
Town of Preble
Town of Scott
Town of Taylor
Town of Truxton - shelter
Town of Virgil
Town of Willet
Town of Moravia
Village of Moravia
Town of Locke
Town of Owasco
Town of Sempronius
Town of Summerhill
Town of Groton
Town of Lansing
Town of Pitcher
Town of Otselic - shelter
Town of Fabius - shelter
Town of Otisco - shelter
Town of Spafford - shelter
Town of Tully - shelter
Country Acres Pet Services Dog Control contracts are for stray DOGS only. Our job is to enforce the Local Dog Control Ordinances and pick up stray dogs. We may often assist in Animal Cruelty in our municipalities but we cannot enforce Article 26 which is Cruelty to Animals. We have very limited space for cats and can only handle a few at a time.
Country Acres Animal Shelter DOES NOT euthanize any adoptable dog for “space”. Although it is impossible to save all animals due to aggression and liability; We strive to give all of the stray dogs in our shelter the opportunity to become part of a family and have a second chance.
Country Acres Animal Shelter adopts approximately 300 unwanted dogs every year.
Please notify your Local Dog Control Officer. If you are unaware of who your Local Dog Control Officer is please call the non-emergency line of the Police Department.
Please post on Lost Dog sites on Facebook if you are able to do so.
Lost/Found Pets Cortland County,
Lost Dogs of the Finger Lakes,
Lost and Found Pets of Cortland County NY, Lost Dogs of CNY are some suggestions. Please note we are not associated with these sites.
Country Acres Dog Control
Shelter - 607-749-2734
Stray Dog Emergency - 607-345-3139
Dogs are held for a minimum of 5 days. If a stray listed is not claimed within 5 days it is then evaluated and the dog will be available for adoption