Volunteers with the Indian Trail-based Carolina Waterfowl Rescue washed geese Friday night that were found in Greensboro earlier in the day covered in motor oil.
The Greensboro Fire Department responded to a report of oil in a retaining pond at a shopping center where they found at least seven Canada geese covered in motor oil.
Three of the geese were brought to the non-profit rescue Friday, and volunteers will travel to Greensboro on Saturday to get the remaining birds, spokeswoman Kara Lopp said.
The geese are receiving medical evaluations and fluids to flush out any oil they may have ingested, Lopp said.
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The rescue needs donations of rubber gloves, cotton balls and Q-tips as well as cash donations to cover the cost of protective suits for volunteers and medications for the geese.
Items can be dropped off at the rescue, 5403 Poplin Road, Indian Trail.
To donate, visit www.cwrescue.org.