FOUND AN INJURED OR STRANDED GOOSE?

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   We are compiling a List of recommended rescuers, rehabilitators and sanctuariesfor Canada and the United States, beginning with those listed below. We have personally worked with, corresponded with or read about the organizations on this list. We welcome additions to this list.
    If you've had a satisfying experience with a rescuer, rehabilitator or sanctuary and would like to have their name added, please contact us at: 

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  1. The IGF (International Goose Foundation) works with people and groups from different countries with the goal to educate the public about wild geese species and to prevent unwarranted, government-organized goose massacres in the future. We are open to anyone, anywhere who shares these goals. Totally non-profit. If you need advice with rescuing geese or anything related to preserving the species  feel free to contact us. Also, we may be able to help with questions about how to effectively organize and/or oppose goose massacres in your city or state. Contact info:
    IGF
    2125 N. Stoughton Rd.
    Madison,  WI  53704
    USA
  2. LIST OF ANIMAL SANCTUARIES AND WILDLIFE SHELTERS
  3. LIST OF ANIMAL SANCTUARIES AND WILDLIFE RESERVES
  4. LOCATING WILDLIFE REHABILITATORS
  5. VERY IMPORTANT AND INFORMATIVE ARTICLE: Should you Feed Geese in the Winter? By Lisa Tretiak, Founder of Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.
  6. GEESE STRANDED IN THE WINTER: If you're in an area where geese typically migrate south for the winter and you notice geese hanging around after the other geese have migrated, these geese are in trouble. They're not remaining because someone is feeding them. They're remaining because they or their mates or children are unable to fly south. It's not necessarily a broken wing that can cause them to be grounded. Some geese may have lost their primary feathers so they appear to be fine but they're unable to fly. Other geese may be ill. You need to feed these geese cracked corn, wheat, oats, or barley. You can purchase these grains from a feed store (listed under FEED STORES in the yellow pages). If you're unable to obtain these grains, wild bird seed containing wheat or corn will do. Locate a rehabilitator near you. Visit our blog to read about 8 stranded geese and how we rescued them. (IMPORTANT: If you see a lone goose hanging out in the spring and he appears to be in good health with no visible wing or other injuries, he is most probably a gander who is watching out for his nesting goose. This goose does not need to be captured.)
  7. GOOSE CATCHING VIDEOS:  Scott Coddington is a volunteer wildlife transporter and rescuer from Colorado. He is very good at catching injured geese and ducks and he posted some goose catching videos on Youtube.  NOTE:  Scott is an expert in catching geese and he only catches those that are injured.  He also knows how to remove fishing line, etc but if he is unable to do it, he transports the goose to a vet.  Please do not attempt to capture healthy geese.  Doing so will cause them undue stress and possibly injure them:     HOW TO CATCH A GOOSE WITHOUT A NET      HOW TO CATCH A GOOSE BY HAND
  8. HOW TO CATCH A GOOSE:  We encourage you to feed the geese for a week or more to get them to trust you. It's easier to capture a goose when other geese are present. Get a pet carrier (Medium dog carrier) or a cardboard box with holes poked through it, line it with towels, newspapers, etc. Get a friend to help you (if you can get people who can run fast, that will be the best). Have someone distract the goose by feeding him away from the water. Get him as far away from the water as possible and allow him to feed in peace for 5-10 minutes. Once the goose is comfortably feeding, have your friends come around behind him with bedsheets in their hands and circle him. If possible, throw the bedsheets over him. If he runs, you'll all have to chase him down. Chase him toward a fence or some other obstruction (bushes) and don't allow him to run back to the water. You must maintain a relentless pace. As soon as you get him cornered, throw the sheet over him, then scoop him up gently and place him into the carrier. You can place food and water in the carrier.
  9. HOW TO TAPE UP A GOSLING WITH ANGEL WING (GREAT VIDEOCLIP)
  10. HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN GOOSE CROSSING SIGNS


LIST OF RECOMMENDED RESCUERS, REHABILITATORS AND SANCTUARIES IN THE USA:

COLORADO
  1. Ellicott Wildlife Rehabilitation Center - Colorado Springs, CO
  2. Wild B.I.R.D. Information and Rehabilitation of Denver
  3. Wild Forever Foundation - Colorado Springs, CO
  4. Wildthings Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

CONNECTICUT:
  1. Hungerford Outdoor Educational Center - Kensington, CT. Waterfowl sanctuary.
  2. Wildlife in Crisis - Weston, CT
FLORIDA:
  1. Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary - Tampa Bay, FL. Rescue and rehabilitation.
GEORGIA:
  1. List of Georgia Wildlife Rehabilitators
  2. Noah's Ark - Locust Grove, GA. Rehabilitation Center and Sanctuary
ILLINOIS:
  1. Care About Wildlife - Central IL
  2. Susan Allison - Rehabilitator. Back to the Wild. Phone: 309-762-7719
  3. Outdoor Bird Care Society of Illinois
  4. Willowbrook Wildlife Center - Glen Ellyn.
LOUISIANA
 
  1. Wayne Cook - Rescue and rehabilitation of birds and small mammals in East Baton Rouge Parish, Greenwell Springs HOME: 225-262-7040  CELL: 225-937-4506
MARYLAND
  1. Wildlife Rescue League

MASSACHUSETTS:
  1. New England Wildlife Center - South Weymouth, MA
  2. Maple Farm Sanctuary
  3. Wild Care - Chatham, MA. Phone: 508-240-2255
MICHIGAN
  1. A.R.K. (Association to Rescue Kritters) - St. Helen, Michigan
  2. Carole Dangler - Ypsilante, MI  Phone: 734-482-8187
  3. Howell Nature Center - Howell, MI.  They have a wildlife rehabilitation center and also a WILD WONDERS WILDLIFE PARK for animals that cannot be released back to the wild.
  4. Michigan Licensed Rehabilitators
NEW HAMPSHIRE:
 
  1. Wings of the Dawn- Henniker, NH (Rehabilitation Center) (603) 428-3723
NEW JERSEY
  1. Popcorn Park Zoo
  2. Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, 4 Sawmill Road, Medford, NJ 856-983-3329
  3. PJ McKosky
    emptycagescollective@gmail.co - Licensed NY State Wildlife Rehabilitator
  4. The Raptor Trust - Central NJ; They do care about Canada geese, too.

NEW YORK
  1. Animal Nation - Rye, NY
  2. Goose Neck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary - Deleven, NY
  3. Volunteers for Wildlife - Long Island, NY
  4. North Country Wild Care - Network of home based rehabilitators located in Schenectady, Warren, Washington, Saratoga, Albany, Rensselaer, Montgomery, Fulton, and Essex counties
  5. PJ McKosky,
    emptycagescollective@gmail.co - Licensed NY State Wildlife Rehabilitator
  6. Sarah McDaniel -Johnstown, Fulton County. 505-5351Migratory birds.
NORTH CAROLINA:
  1. Carolina Waterfowl Rescue  - Indian Trail, NC. Rescues and rehabilitates waterfowl.
  2. Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter (OWLS) - 100 Wildlife Way

    Newport, NC  28570 Phone: 252-240-1200

  3. Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary - Hubert, NC.
OHIO:
  1. Birds in Flight Sanctuary - Warren, OH
  2. Ohio Wildlife Center - Columbus, OH
  3. Janine Smalley - Willowick, OH Phone: 440-212-6769
  4. Medina Raptor Center - Spencer, OH
  5. Second Chance Wildlife - Fayetteville, OH Phone: 513-875-3433
PENNSYLVANIA
  1. PJ McKosky,
    emptycagescollective@gmail.co - Licensed NY State Wildlife Rehabilitator
RHODE ISLAND
  1. Wildlife Clinic of Rhode Island - 25 Shermantown Rd., Saunderstown, RI 02874  Phone: (401) 294-6363

SOUTH CAROLINA
  1. Keeper of the Wild - St. George, SC
VERMONT
  1. Helena Nicolay - Burlington, VT Phone: 802-864-4311 Email: nordstrom@biotek.com
     
VIRGINIA:
  1. Citizens for the Preservation of Wildlife  - Fairfax, VA. Rehabilitators.
  2. Shore Wildlife Rehab - The Eastern Shore of Virginia, Northampton and Accomack County: 
    757-442-4774
    757-678-6988
  3. Wildlife Rescue League
  4. Donna Williams - sanctuary, northern Virginia.

WASHINGTON:

  1. Sarvey Wildlife


LIST OF REHABILITATORS AND SANCTUARIES IN CANADA:

ALBERTA
  1. Medicine River Wildlife Centre

MANITOBA:
 
  1. Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
  2. Wildlife Haven
  3. Wildlife Rescue Network

ONTARIO:
  1. Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary - Rosseau, ON.
  2. Jack Miner Bird Sanctuary - Kingsville, ON. Year-round sanctuary.
  3. Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre
  4. Toronto Wildlife Centre - Rescue and rehabilitation of wildlife.
  5. Wild Bird Care Center - Ottawa, ON. Excellent rehabilitation center.
  6. Wabi River Wildlife - New Liskeard, Elizabeth Cowell, 1-705-647-4076 or 705-648-3419; wabiriverwildlife@gmail.com
  7. Wings Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre - Amherstburg, ON.

SASKATCHEWAN:
 
  1. Wascana Centre Waterfowl Park - Regina, SK. Year-round sanctuary.