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April 5, 2013

Humane Society posts $5,000 reward for information about goose shot with arrow

On April 5, The Humane Society of the United States and The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust, two nationwide organizations, announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for last week’s shooting of a goose on the Napa River with an arrow.

The injured Greylag goose was shot through the neck with an arrow bearing the initials “K.H.,” wildlife rescuers said. The goose was rescued last Thursday and taken to the International Bird Rescue in Cordelia where it was operated on.

The bird is now recovering at the center.

“This act of wanton cruelty demands legal justice,” said Jennifer Fearing, California senior state director for The Humane Society of the United States.

Nationwide, tens of millions of animals are killed illegally each year, according to The Humane Society. The Napa County District Attorney’s Office in 2011-12 received and prosecuted 17 cases. Of those, 14 cases were charged as misdemeanors and three others, as felonies, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

Anyone with information should call the Napa County Sheriff’s Department at 707-253-4451. For information on poaching, check The Humane Society’s website at humanesociety.org/poaching.

 

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