(Mountain Home) – A goose named 50 Cent is on the mend after being shot multiple times.
The AP reports that the goose, named for the rapper who survived nine gunshot wounds, now needs a new home. The goose was brought into a Mountain Home area animal hospital with a damaged wing, where it was revealed the goose had been shot seven times with a pellet gun.
Vets operated on the bird’s wing, inserting a metal rod and plastic tube to help the bird heal.
Veterinarian Rob Conner says workers initially wanted to name the goose Tupac, after the late rapper, but that they settled on 50 Cent because he recovered from his shooting.
Authorities don’t know who shot the 50 Cent the goose. Conner says he’s hopeful someone will adopt the animal.