Two off-leash dogs kill a beloved goose in Green Mountain Falls

Green Mountain Falls is known for the animals who call it home so the death of Roy the goose came as a shock to this small community./ Mike Duran -- FOX21 News
Green Mountain Falls is known for the animals who call it home so the death of Roy the goose came as a shock to this small community./ Mike Duran -- FOX21 News

GREEN MOUNTAIN FALLS, Colo. — A beloved town goose in Green Mountain Falls was recently killed by two dogs.

Green Mountain Falls is known for the animals who call it home, so the death of Roy the goose came as a shock to this small community.

“I came up and I saw two dogs running through, two stray dogs, they weren’t on their leash or owners weren’t anywhere around,” Nick Doyon said.

Doyon was fishing when he suddenly saw the dogs attacking the goose.

“I sprinted from here all the way around the pond, tried to get to the dogs and the goose and unfortunately it was a little too late,” said Doyon.

Roy was a domesticated Chinese goose who couldn’t fly but he had lived at the pond for about eight years and stolen the town’s hearts.

“Kids come into the Pantry and get bread for the ducks out in the pond and now that Roy is gone, these ducks will probably leave and it’s not the same without Roy here,” David Fox said.

“He was Roy, George, Oscar, that goose was known by a bunch of names but he was like the mascot of the town,” said Doyon.

Doyon said the owner of the dogs eventually showed up and authorities were notified. Now the folks of Green Mountain Falls want to make sure this never happens again.

“Tourists or locals, they all know the geese and even this little pond, it means a lot to the town, so it was an unfortunate situation and hopefully it doesn’t happen again,” said Doyon.

A gravesite for Roy is being made near the spot where his companion, Rudy, who was hit by a car several years back, is laid to rest.

FOX21 reached out to officials to see if any criminal charges were being made but have not gotten a response.

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