Animals in Distress is run by a passionate and dedicated team of staff.

Our Rescue Centre, where we look after the pets, and our Head Office are based in Ipplepen near Newton Abbot. We also have a number of charity shops across South Devon that raise vital funds to support the work at the Rescue Centre.

If you are interested in working with us, details of our current vacancies can be found here.

Job Vacancy: Animal Welfare Assistant - Cattery

Salary: £14,287

Contract Type: Permanent position - Full Time

35 hrs a week, days of work vary as per weekly roster which runs for an 8 week period, including some weekends & Bank Holidays.

Animals in Distress operates in South Devon where we take in, care for, and rehome domestic pets, primarily dogs, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs. We have a rescue centre near Newton Abbot where we have approximately 200 animals on site.

The main functions of the role are to provide daily care and husbandry for the cats in the rescue centre, establish good customer relations and maintain administration procedures in use. This role involves cleaning, feeding, grooming, medicating and socialising the cats currently in our care. 

We are looking for someone who is hardworking, has animal related qualifications (NVQ Level 2 in small animal care), has experience of working with domestic animals, gained by working at similar establishment as Animals in Distress, reliable with excellent communication skills and is able to work weekends. The successful candidate will be flexible to cover holiday and sickness.

Download a full job description and person specification here

To apply for this position, please email a covering letter and CV to

CLOSING DATE: Friday, 6th October 2017 – Interviews will be held at the Rescue Centre, Ipplepen on Monday 16th October 2017

Please note: if you haven’t received a response within 1 week of the closing date, regrettably your application has not been successful.