After several weeks of watching and worrying about a young, lone goose that was wandering the grounds around Georgian College's student residence, staff at the Barrie campus and Royal Victoria Region Health Centre took action to save her life.
Affectionately known as “Gert”, the goose was shunned by its flock for having an injured wing.
While Gert seemed healthy and content around the residence, winter would have meant certain death.
So Georgian recently invited a fine team of volunteers from Bear Creek Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary to bring Gert there for a veterinary examination.
Now, the injured goose has been transported to the Shades of Hope rehab centre, just outside of Barrie. They’re working to help Gert develop her flying ability.
They’ve also housed Gert with another goose from Orillia. The two are getting along swimmingly.
If you want to help injured animals like Gert, make a donation to Bear Creek or Shades of Hope.
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