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October 1, 2008

Community effort saves wild goose in Los Angeles

A young female Canada goose will be released today that was found injured with monofilament fishing line wrapped tightly around her leg – yet another casualty of careless fishing activity.

Her rescuer, Tony Taylor, had watched the goose over a number of weeks until finally, he and Officer Greg Randall from Los Angeles City Animal Services, were able to capture the large skittish bird. She was taken to International Bird Rescue Research Center (IBRRC) in San Pedro where her immediate prognosis was not good.

Although the fishing line had begun to cut off circulation and infection had set in on her left leg (see photo, click over for larger image), the veterinary team was able to pull her through with extensive treatment. She is now ready to return to the wild and rejoin with her flock. Her release is scheduled for Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at 6:00 PM.

We’d like to emphasize that this was a tremendous community effort – a networking of numerous individuals and agencies from the concerned citizen, Tony Taylor, whose persistence to find help for this poor bird led him to Los Angeles City Councilmember Tom LaBonge who helped draw attention to the plight of this injured animal, to Greg Randall, the Wildlife Officer for Los Angeles City Animal Services.

Also involved were wildlife capture specialists from WildRescue who advised on potentially successful techniques.

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