Pika Watch coming; Cat Rescue seeks $$; job opening; bird trade bust

Sign up for Pika Watch

Photo by Sally King. Courtesy Bandelier National Monument.

Columbia Gorge Ecology Institute is looking for Citizen Scientists who will help monitor the population of pikas in the Gorge. Their numbers are declining throughout the West. Sign up for the September 26 training.

Columbia Gorge Cat Rescue seeks donations

Cinder is a Taylor Bridge Fire survivor who will have surgery to remove a damaged eye.

Homeless kittens burned in the Taylor Bridge Fire and many other homeless cats that needed CGCR’s help this year have taxed the organization’s resources. Visit this link to see how you can help.

City of The Dalles needs dog control officer

Here’s the ad from The Dalles Chronicle:

Part Time Dog Control Officer
City of The Dalles, Oregon
Part-time; $16.26 to $19.88/hour plus prorated benefits.

The City of The Dalles Police Department has an opening for a Part Time Dog Control Officer. This position is responsible for the enforcement of Oregon State Statutes and City of The Dalles Ordinances concerning dog control.

The successful applicant with have a working knowledge of animal care and handling, particularly canine (i.e., breeds, diseases); of animal Control Laws, ability to deal courteously and effectively with the public; ability to operate motor vehicles; ability to prepare reports and to keep records; some typing ability; physical strength to withstand strain or performing heavy lifting.

Requires: High School Diploma (or equivalent); Valid Driver’s License

Application, waiver, and a full job description can be obtained at http://www.thedalles.org or by contacting the City Clerk at 313 Court Street, The Dalles, OR. Close: 09/24/125 p.m. EOE. Drug Free Workplace

Wildlife-Trafficking Bust Highlights Problems in Caged Bird Trade

As regular readers of Animals of the Gorge may remember, I wrote a blog a few months ago about a rescue organization for surrendered pet tropical birds. This blog from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology gets to the root of the problem.

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