This rescue goat with anxiety only calms down when she’s wearing her duck costume

Andy Wells
Freelance Writer
Rescue goat

A rescue goat who suffers from anxiety and various medical issues only seems to calm down when she’s dressed up in her favourite duck costume.

Baby goat Polly is blind and suffers from neurological problems and anxiety but is being cared for by the staff at Goats of Anarchy in New Jersey.

Group owner Leanne Lauricella was out shopping for Halloween and bought a child’s duck costume that she thought might look cute on her animals.

Dress-up: Polly calms down while wearing her duck costume (Goats of Anarchy)

However, she quickly discovered that the costume became something a whole lot more important than a funny animal selfie.

Polly, who cries desperately and runs round the house when she can’t find Leanne, became instantly attached to it.

Leanne told The Dodo: ”As soon as I put it on her, she just instantly got calm…

Issues: Polly suffers from anxiety and neurological problems (Goats of Anarchy)

“There’s something about that duck costume that calms her. She goes into a little trance. She just closes her eyes and she’s out.”

As a result, whenever Polly has an anxiety attack, the duck costume comes out and everything is better.

Leanne added: ”She just calms down and goes to sleep. Instantly. It’s become a thing that she’s known for.”

Friends: It is hoped that Polly’s new pal will also help calm her down (Goats of Anarchy)

Polly now has a new goat friend named Pocket who lives with her, also seeming to calm her down when they lie together.

Leanne said: “I hope that Pocket becomes her duck suit.”

Top pic: Goats of Anarchy