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April 2, 2010

Penny earns her name: Pennies removed from duck

A domestic mallard brought to IBRRC in January had pennies removed from its gastrointestinal tract.

Jay Holcomb of IBRRC explains how “Penny” the duck was successfully treated by our staff and veterinarian at our bird rescue center in Northern California.

She was released last week.

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