Goose shot with arrow released back into wild

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FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE) – A goose found injured by an arrow in Fall River is back in the wild after making a full recovery.

The New England Wildlife Center announced Tuesday that “Pierce” the Canada goose was released back into the wild after over a month of treatment and physical therapy.

The goose was brought to The NEWC’s Cape Cod branch in April after Fall River Animal Control officers found the animal at a local pond with an arrow through its chest.


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A veterinarian care team also discovered the goose was suffering from lead poisoning.

After procedures to remove the arrow and the toxic levels of lead from the animal, Pierce was given daily swims and moved to a large outdoor enclosure so he could regain his strength.

The goose was released Tuesday back into his natural habitat, over a month after he was rescued.

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