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Written by Herefordshire Council   
Monday, 06 August 2007 16:11

Herefordshire Council’s parks and countryside service has found a new home for 30-year-old Georgina the goose, a resident of Hereford’s Castle Pool pond.

Georgina Being RescuedThe parks and countryside service was alerted by a member of the public who noticed Georgina, an Ebdon X Brecon Buff goose who cannot fly because she has angel wings, was finding it difficult to get out of the pond.

RSPCA officers were called to capture Georgina and she was then taken to a vets and found to be generally well but suffering from arthritis which was affecting her mobility.



Georgina Goose

It had been planned to build a ramp at the pool so Georgina could get out of the water more easily but, after the vets also found Georgina was very underweight, it was instead decided to find her a new home at a sanctuary at Caerphilly in south Wales.

Mr Paul Tomkins, Herefordshire Council’s head ranger, said: “Georgina is a much loved character and many people in Hereford go to feed her at the pond so we wanted to make sure people knew she was okay and is, in fact, enjoying a far better quality of life now and staff at the sanctuary will be getting her back up to her ideal weight.”





Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 October 2007 21:59

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