A family pet goose is whole again after losing in a fight with a raccoon.

Vicky Taylor’s company goose, Bruce Bruce, lived on his family’s farm for about 12 years, and recently discovered a fairly alarming injury.

“He had an unfortunate incident with a raccoon,” she says.

That’s where Susan Curtis, director of Sandy’s Haven Animal Rescue, comes in.

“When he got there he was, I don’t mean depressed, but he certainly wasn’t himself,” said Curtis.

“As soon as I looked at it, I thought to myself” oh my God, this guy wants to be here, he wants to live. We have to find a way to help him. “”

She turned to 4-H Cache Makers, where among other things, they have 3D printing.

Volunteers spent hours studying invoices and designing a new one. A first prototype was not entirely correct.

“So we did a lot of trial and error, fixing the bill, then reshaping it, then fixing it again,” said Carmen Ramirez, a volunteer with 4-H Cache Makers.

The second version seems to be perfect.

He will remain to the rescue as a therapy animal, helping humans who get dentures.

It’s a future, that Vicky Taylor says she never quite imagined, for her goose that lost its honker.

Bruce’s bill is attached using a dental adhesive product.

He looks lively and allows him to eat quite normally again.


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