If the duck or goose has a leg that is bent or otherwise misshapen, but the bird can still use the leg and is able to get away from you, the injury is probably old for treatment. Waterfowl generally are able to adapt fairly well to life with a crippled leg if they are still able to swim and fly.
If the duck or goose has an obvious injury, is bleeding, feels cold or looks sick, has fishing line wrapped around it or the animal is attempting to move away but is falling over, this animal needs immediate help. Please review our Emergency Care information.
Animal Humane Society's Golden Valley facility provides care for all wild animals except skunks. We will provide phone advice for skunk situations. Please bring your wild animal directly to the Golden Valley location. If you need further advice or assistance you may call the Wildlife Exam at (763) 489-2223.