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