2nd goose found shot with arrow in Charlotte

An animal rescue group is treating a goose they say was shot with an arrow several months ago at a pond in southeast Charlotte.

Officials say it’s the second time in two years that a goose was hit with an arrow there.

Officials with Carolina Waterfowl Rescue, an Indian Trail nonprofit, said they were contacted over the weekend by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Care & Control after the bird was found at Park Road Park.

The 3-year-old female goose is believed to be the same wounded bird that a number of people spotted several months ago at a pond off East Barden Road, near Sunrise Senior Living Center on Providence Road. Carolina Waterfowl Rescue officials said they rescued another goose shot with an arrow at the same pond in April 2012 and believe the shooter lives in that area.

Jennifer Gordon, director of Carolina Waterfowl Rescue, said the goose had been shot through the neck and is being treated for a serious infection.

Just a week ago, Carolina Waterfowl began treating a 5-year-old female goose that had been found in Fayetteville with an arrow through the flesh of her wing.