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Animal Attendant

Advertiser: Australian Farm Animal Rescue Matters (AFARM)More jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
12 May 2019
Cairns & Far North
$30,000 - $34,999
Work Type
Full Time
Farming, Animals & Conservation, Farm Labour

About us

We are a registered charity which fills a gap in animal welfare - concentrating on farm and working animals . These animals are not rehomed - they have a permanent retirement home. All their needs are met, free of charge. For the animals in temporary care due to hospitalisation, incarceration or DV circumstances, the satisfaction of providing care to animals which would otherwise be forgotten about or abandoned is rewarding - making a real difference to animals in your community.

Qualifications & experience

  • Experience in caring for rescued farm and working animals small and large
  • Must have experience with horses, cattle, goats, dogs and poultry
  • Must have own car and open licence
  • Required to have computer skills including Word, Excel, basic web work
  • Required to be familiar with communication with public via social media

Tasks & responsibilities

  • Feeding animals twice daily
  • Cleaning pens, yards and shelters
  • Checking troughs, fences and gates
  • Attending to computer logs of animal acquisition, vet care, injuries, reports to animal welfare statutory aunthorities
  • Some weekend and on-call work


  • Beautiful lifestyle area
  • Satisfaction of rehabilitating abused and abandoned working animals
  • Working with authorities to ensure knowledge of services is available to the public, including people in need of urgent free animal care due to hospitalisation, incarceration or domestic violence situations

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