Temporary Animal Relocation Vehicle, Crate & Inventory Assistant (Greater Boston Area)

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Are you up for challenging, physically demanding work that is vital to the APSCA's life-saving mission?


The ASPCA’s Animal Relocation team is responsible for transporting more than 35,000 dogs and cats each year. Using both land and air transportation, the ASPCA partners with “source” shelters in areas with high homeless pet populations and transports animals to “destination” shelters in communities where adoptable animals are in high demand.  


This lifesaving work is only possible with the highest standards for animal care and the right tools and equipment in place. We are seeking temporary, part-time Animal Relocation Vehicle, Crate & Inventory Assistants, a contracted position hired through The Forum Group, to inventory and prepare flight crates and supplies prior to transport, deconstruct and clean animal crates following a transport, and prepare the crates for shipment to be used in future transports.  


This is tough, physically strenuous work. It’s also crucial to the success of our program – properly sanitized crates, and a well-managed inventory of readily accessible supplies, contribute to the health of the animals on transport and ensure we can maximize the number of animals relocated and save more lives. 


This is a temporary position and the person selected will be employed through a third-party staffing agency.



Responsibilities will include:  


Crate Deconstruction, Sanitation, & Inventory Management (80%)  

  • Load airline crates onto vehicles for delivery and pick-up at shelters; repeatedly lift up to 50 pounds  
  • Deconstruct crates; carefully inspect crates, doors, and hardware for damage 
  • Thoroughly disinfect crates (on average 50-100 per day) in accordance with ASPCA Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) in order to keep animals safe and healthy; repeatedly bend, crouch, and kneel throughout multi-step process in a variety of weather conditions 
  • Load disassembled crates onto pallets; label and wrap in preparation for shipment (Boston) 
  • Receive crates on pallets; unpack and return crates to inventory (Dallas) 
  • Paint crates with identifying information 
  • Represent the ASPCA in a professional manner at all times when communicating with shelter staff and the general public, serving as an ambassador for our mission-driven work 


Inventory (10%) 

  • Organize and inventory crates pre and post flight 
  • Organize and inventory flight and ground transport supplies  
  • Record inventory accurately and timely in Airtable database 
  • Communicate replacement supply needs to management 
  • Communicate challenges with inventory clearly and timely to management, in order to help save more lives 


Vehicle Maintenance (10%)  

  • Complete routine maintenance checklist (e.g. check coolant and oil levels) for vehicles 
  • Complete all necessary forms for vehicle maintenance and repair, as well as any required logs (pre/post-transport reports, trip logs, etc.) to inform managers about needed maintenance and repairs 
  • Thoroughly clean and disinfect all areas of the vehicle in accordance with ASPCA Standard Operating Procedures 
  • Provide accurate and responsible oversight of fleet card and corresponding receipts 
  • Use iPad and iPhone for capturing data and communicating with managers 
  • Understand OSHA regulations and requirements on the vehicle 

Compensation: $25/hr



Candidates be available to work a minimum of three weekends per month on a consistent basis to coordinate with Animal Transport flights.  Most work occurs on Saturday and Sunday, though there may be additional work on Mondays periodically. 

Other requirements:

Candidates must possess a valid driver’s license and have a clean driving record with five years of driving experience. Finalists will participate in a background screening that includes drug testing.


Commitment to saving more shelter pets’ lives through critical transport assistance work; Ability to work independently in a remote setting with minimal supervision; Exceptional detail orientation; Ability to precisely follow written protocols; Experience with cleaning animal housing (preferred, not required); Ability to repeatedly lift up to 50 pounds; Ability to bend, crouch, and kneel; Basic computer skills required; familiarity with using an iPad and iPhone preferred; Demonstrates care and concern for the well-being of animals; Ability to take responsibility for project management



English (Required)

Education and Work Experience:



Our EEO Policy:

The ASPCA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, age, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws.  A reasonable accommodation is a change in the ASPCA’s standard application process, which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on the ASPCA.  Please inform the ASPCA’s People Team if you need an accommodation in order to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.

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ASPCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V).

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About Us:
The ASPCA was founded in 1866 on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment by humans and must be protected under the law. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation with more than two million supporters nationwide, the ASPCA is committed to preventing cruelty to dogs, cats, equines, and farm animals throughout the United States.

The ASPCA is headquartered in New York City, where we maintain a full-service animal hospital, spay/neuter clinic, mobile spay/neuter and primary pet care clinics, a rehabilitation center for canine victims of cruelty, kitten nursery, adoption center, and two community veterinary centers.

The ASPCA also operates programs and services that extend nationwide. We assist animals in need through on-the-ground disaster and cruelty interventions, behavioral rehabilitation, animal placement, legal and legislative advocacy, and the advancement of the sheltering and veterinary community through research, training, and resources.

At the ASPCA, we are committed to fostering a collaborative and compassionate culture and we welcome all voices to contribute to our lifesaving mission. Our staff represent a vast array of backgrounds and diversity dimensions, bringing with them valuable experiences and perspectives. They join the ASPCA to learn, grow, and continually do their best work on behalf of animals. We are inspired by our staff, partners, and the communities we support across the country who work to improve animal lives. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion at the ASPCA because it elevates our organizational culture, aligns with our Core Values, and enables us to move further and faster toward the ASPCA’s vision – that all animals live good lives; valued by society, protected by its laws, and free from cruelty, pain and suffering.