GEESE SAVED: Flightless Fowl To New Homes

What’s good for the goose… Nine geese will be moved from a local cemetery, in an effort to save their lives. Like dozens of other geese at Glendale Cemetery, they spend much of their time hanging out at a pond. But these nine geese are domesticated, so they can’t fly. And unlike their flighted friends, when the pond freezes they can’t just take off and find drinking water somewhere else.

We heard about the problem from a viewer and thought we’d take a gander. After a bit of a wild goose chase to determine who is responsible for the birds, the Animal Rescue League stepped up.

“Well, we found out this cemetery actually falls under ARL Des Moines Animal Control, but they’re really busy right now, so we’re going to try to handle it internally and get some volunteers and staff together to go help the geese and get them into our adoption program.” says Stephanie Filer with the Animal Rescue League.

From here, the geese will be quarantined for a few days. That’s the ARL’s policy. Then the birds will be given new homes.

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