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Friday, October 20, 2006

Animal-Care Job Openings

Miami-Dade Animal Services has several openings for kennel staff. This is direct care: feeding the cats and dogs and cleaning the cages. It's not glamorous work, but it provides crucial contact between humans and animals.

The paycheck is $11.17 per hour (plus benefits, even for part-timers). The payoff is knowing you provided badly-needed attention - a pat, a scratch, a kiss - to a lonely and confused critter desperate for a home.

For more information go to and scroll down to Animal Services. The position title is Animal Care Specialist and requires six months' experience. Input "part time," which is 35 hours, but there also are fulltime positions available.