A Canadian goose was brought into a Huntington Beach wild animal care center with an arrow in its neck from the same park where a goose and sea gull were poisoned with prescription pills, authorities said Saturday.
The goose was found Thursday at Carr Park, at Heil Avenue and Springdale Street, the Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center said in a post on its Facebook page.
The goose was allowed to rest overnight and was stable after surgery to remove the arrow, the center said.
Earlier in the week, the center treated a goose and a sea gull poisoned by an assortment of pills scattered on the ground including sedatives, heart, anti-anxiety and anti-depressants, the center said.
The center also posted photos showing the wounded goose.
The goose was released back into the wild on Wednesday, the center said.
In a related story about animal cruelty, a severely abused dog was found in a trash receptacle earlier this month in Long Beach and required surgery on a broken leg.