Summit County woman rescues more than 100 geese

Posted at 10:00 AM, Aug 07, 2012
and last updated 2012-08-07 15:45:22-04

A Summit County woman has taken in several dozen new roommates.

She rescued more than 100 geese from a situation she said was similar to a puppy mill. The birds were being hoarded and neglected.

Janet Conway ordered goslings to keep as pets form a woman on eBay. She said they arrived sick and injured and she started her own investigation.

"What a horrible way to be brought into this world and what a horrible way to go out," Conway said.

Conway and her husband found out the California woman selling the birds, was overwhelmed and could not properly care for them.

"I always felt safer with animals than with people," said Iain McKay, Conway's husband. "They don't have a voice, so I thought I'd be their voice."

The couple contacted rescue groups, but no one seemed to care. They decided to take in the birds, saving them from become foie gras, a controversial practice where geese are force-fed to fatten-up.

Conway says she has no regrets about taking the birds in.