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Gert the Goose has a safe home thanks to Georgian College and RVH

A lonely goose that was wandering the grounds around Georgian College's student residence was safely relocated recently.
Gert the goose
Gert the Goose is now safe at her new home after she was discovered wandering the grounds near Georgian College's residence.

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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Robin MacLennan

About the Author: Robin MacLennan

Robin MacLennan has been a reporter, photographer and editor for the daily media in Barrie, across Simcoe County and Toronto for many years. She is a proud member of the Barrie community.
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