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Added Sep 27 2017

Does anyone know who to contact about a goose at belmont harbor missing a foot. It seems to be cast out of the group of geese all by itself.

I saw this yesterday but today saw just one in the water honking like it was in distress maybe the same one? Isnt it unusual for them to be aline?

  • DianeW just nosey

    The poor thing!
    I know Niles animal hospital & bird medical
    rehabilitates birds.

    But I'm not sure if they can help unless you bring the bird to them. I would give them a call.

    7278 North Milwaukee 
    Niles, IL 
    Ph: 847-647-9325 

    Maybe they have staff who would be willing to go get it. Thanks for caring!!!

  • DianeW just nosey

    Sorry, I didn't type the link properly and couldn't edit my last post

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  • Mute Mute Me


  • This is probably too late, but try the bird rescue people too.1 (773) 988-1867. I call them when I see an injured or dead bird.

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  • Mute Mute Me

    Never too late. I'm here min thru Friday and see these geese often. I suspect They are the same geese.

  • Neighborly1~ Values community.

    Also Flint Creek Wildlife. But try Bird Collision Monitors first.

  • Mute Mute Me

    that bird rescue number was already in my contacts! i had it listed as cbcm? like i would ever know what that is! i guess it was chicago bird collision monitors! (They havent helped me in the past--has anyone else had a better experience with them?)
    Saw it again yesterday. Gonna try Flint Creek.

  • Neighborly1~ Values community.

    Yes. Try Flint Creek. You may need to drive it there.

  • @mute, I have dealt with this person in the past with a goose, not sure if she is still there, but she was very helpful :

    Dawn Keller
    Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation

  • Mute Mute Me


  • Mute Mute Me

    Thanksive not had luck with the other suggestions and the bird is still hopping around on its pegleg

  • You mean the other organizations didn’t come out and get the goose? I would trap him and bring him into the wildlife rescue. That's usually what you have to do.

  • @mute, try calling the alderman, when I needed help with rescuing the injured goose I contacted Tim Cullerton and he worked with me (through a series of emails) till it got helped, the dawn information I got, I got from him. he followed up with her to make sure the goose was taken care of.

  • Mute Mute Me

    Is fullerton the alderman at 3410 lsd?

  • Mute Mute Me

    Just wanted to update after sorting through all the suggestions the only thing that worked was calling the number jaci posted. The woman said this bird would be hard to capture and the people who would take it would put it down. Her advice was it can still fly and eat so most people would opt for letting it live out its life with a disability.

  • It seems to be doing fine on its own already, and I’ve seen birds live that only had 1 foot.

  • Mute Mute Me

    I dont know anything about birds. I just know some animals alienate other animals who are weak or sick. This goose oftentimes would be alone while a large group of other geese would be all bunched up together not far away. I also would see a goose alone in the same area in the water honking wildly. Again i dont know if that means it was in distress or not.

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