The Canadian goose that was rescued off Mill Pond by firefighters on Monday afternoon had to be euthanized.
The goose was taken to Danvers Animal Hospital after the rescue by members of the Danvers Fire Department. The rescue involved Danvers firefighters crawling out to the goose and coaxing it back to shore on the pond, which sits next to Peabody Institute Library.
It was clear to firefighters that the goose had a wing injury and could not fly, firefighter David Mondi told Danvers Patch on Monday.
The goose arrived at the animal hospital emaciated, weak and hypothermic, said hospital manager Amy Cyr.
"He had been sick for a long time," she said. "Unfortunately the goose had to be humanely euthanized."
Cyr thanked the rescuers who brought it to the hospital so that it did not have to suffer any longer.