The Boulder Police Department posted bodycam footage showing officers catching the goose in a net before cutting the arrow using bolt cutters.
It saddens us the things some humans do to each other & to animals. So when we're able to help, we love to do so. BPD Animal Protection safely rescued this goose yesterday, removed part of the arrow & helped transport him. Pls call 303-441-3333 if you know who did this #Boulder pic.twitter.com/6mriDvrbLC— Boulder Police Dept. (@boulderpolice) March 17, 2021
"It saddens us the things some humans do to each other & to animals," the post said in part.
The force shared a follow-up picture of the goose recuperating after undergoing surgery to remove the remainder of the arrow.
How about a HAPPY update for Goose? He’s recuperating well at @Greenwood_CO today after undergoing surgery yesterday to remove the arrow. He’s even eating a little bit of food & is expected to make a full recovery #boulder #ThursdayMotivation https://t.co/FmC4FbrAlX pic.twitter.com/iR32A8v71f— Boulder Police Dept. (@boulderpolice) March 18, 2021
The updated post said the goose is "recuperating well" at the Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.
"He's even eating a little bit of food & is expected to make a full recovery," the police department said.
ABC7 Chicago contributed to this post.