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May 1, 2008

Second darted goose rescued in Vacaville

A big thanks should go out to the good samaritan in Vacaville who rescued a goose with a dart in its head.

The Graylag goose was rescued by Kyle Fish, 22, Saturday at the Lagoon Valley Park in Vacaville. He was visiting the park with his girlfriend when he noticed the goose and captured it after luring it with food. He waited with the goose at the park until Animal Control officers could transport the injured bird to the International Bird Rescue Research Center (IBRRC) in nearby Cordelia.

There’s a $2,500 reward being offered to help find the person responsible for darting the goose. This is the second goose in the past few months found in the park area to be found with a needle like dart in its head.

More info on the IBRRC website

February 14, 2008

Who shot this goose at Vacaville Lagoon?

A domestic goose, shot through the head with a dart at the Vacaville Lagoon, is now in care at International Bird Rescue Research Center (IBRRC) in Cordelia.

On February 9 the center received calls from the public that the bird was injured and in need of help. Animal control was notified but they could not find the victim. Then on Sunday, February 10, a rescue team from IBRRC was able to capture the bird.

IBRRC is appealing to the public for information that might lead to the arrest of the person responsible for this senseless crime. Animal cruelty is a felony in California. According to animal control this is the second bird at the lagoon shot with a dart.

See more of the story on the IBRRC website