Do not let anyone make you believe that if you have no experience in hand, it automatically translates into no skills.
Experience and skills are two entirely different things. The latter is what you need to put into a cover letter to get the point across that there is no one better than you to do the job.
If you are confident in the fact that you can do a job correctly, nothing can put you down. It is just the manner in which you write the cover letter that makes it a successful or an unsuccessful one.
At the entry level, your cover letter needs to be perfect, even if you do not have the benefit of experience. Focusing on your skills and competencies will do the job for you. If you have held any previous volunteer experience or an internship in a similar capacity, you can mention it in your cover letter.
If you are completely new to the work, you will have to depend on what your inherent skills are. Depending on which position you are applying for, you can say a lot about your abilities, whether they are analytic ones or those that require physical labor.
Here is a sample to help you in writing your cover letter:
Sample Entry Level Kennel Assistant Cover Letter With No Experience
August 31, 2022
Mr. William Wilson
Human Resource Manager
Blue Pearl Humane Services
100 Salt Road
Rapid City, SD 27733
Dear Mr. Wilson:
Stating that I am an animal lover will be understating the fact. As far back as I can remember, I have aspired to work in an animal care capacity, and I am fortunate to have found an opportunity to work as a kennel assistant at Blue Pearl Humane Services. If you go through my resume, you will see that I have volunteered in a similar position before, and will, therefore, need very little training.
During the time that I volunteered my services at Animal Medical Hospital, I managed to develop exceptional skills in observing animal appearance and activity for general physical condition, and apparent signs of illness. This ability further led to me providing extensive care to housed animals, aiming to ensure a quick recovery. Under the supervision of veterinarians, I have assisted in the administration of medication to sick animals, while efficiently restraining them, so that they provide no harm to themselves, or the person helping them in recovering from diseases.
I will call you next week to provide you with a broader view of all that I am capable of doing in a kennel assistant capacity. Until a meeting can be arranged between us, I can be contacted at (000) 333-3333 for any further information that you may need.
Thank you for your time and consideration.