Inspectors Natalie, Michelle and Tyson had to join forces last July after theygot a report of a goose with a hook stuck in his beak.

It’s notoriously difficult to capture geese, especially when they’re hurt andafraid, so we had to get our top people on the job. Natalie and Michellestayed on land, coaxing the geese from his spot in the lake, while Tyson gotin a boat to push him closer to the bank. After the coordinated effort, he wassafely caught by the team before being transferred to the RSPCA NSW VeterinaryHospital for treatment.

Along with the hook in his beak, the poor fella was found to have a secondhook stuck in his wing too! After being successfully treated by ourveterinarian, he spent a week in hospital on antibiotics and moved down to theaviary. Soon enough, the goose was adopted into a loving family!

While this story had a happy ending, it’s important to remember how itstarted. Please take note of any signs advising members of the public not tofish in areas with geese as fishing hooks are a real and persistent danger tothese sweet creatures.

If you see an animal in distress, please report it to us on 1300 278 3589 oronline here: https://www.rspcansw.org.au/contact-…/report-a-cruelty-case/

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