We hear about a number of different types of animal rescues but Goats of Anarchy (GOA) is dedicated to rehabilitating and rescuing goats with special needs. They own 30 acres of animal sanctuary in Hampton, New Jersey. That is where you will find a 7-month-old goat with a big heart, named Gigi.
Gigi is well known for mothering some of the other goats on the property. She also happens to be close friends with Merlin, a duck that is not able to walk.
When they rescued Merlin, they tried to help with splinting, a wheelchair, and prosthesis. Unfortunately, nothing was able to help Merlin walk so now he spends time laying out in the sun near the pool with the other ducks.
When he was enjoying the sun one day, Gigi came up to him. Ever since that day, they have been best of friends.
The founder of GOA, Leanne Lauricella, gave an interview to PEOPLE, saying:
“A couple of weeks ago, we spotted Gigi laying next to Merlin in the grass and we thought it was so cute. We weren’t too surprised because Gigi is such a cuddler but thought it was just a one-time occurrence. But the next day, she did it again.
Every day, Gigi visits Merlin out in the grass and curls up next to him. It’s like she is trying to comfort him. At first, he seemed a little annoyed but now he grooms her and snuggles with her.
They have developed a friendship and it’s unlike anything we’ve seen on the farm.”
Gigi often gets pictures taken with Merlin and posted to Instagram.
I think all of us could use a friend like this.
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