Encounters with porcupines can be painful and costly. Three dogs in Canada recently had one such run-in; resulting in multiple injuries and a massive veterinarian bill for their owner.
Mahalo, Nestah and Soljah were playing outside at Dennis Mazur’s organic farm in Craven, Saskatchewan when they came across the porcupine.
After the encounter, Nestah had a face full of quills while Soljah only received a few in the neck and snout. Mahalo, however, caught a cascade to the chest and the quills migrated into her heart and lungs–requiring multiple surgeries.
In addition to the swiftly increasing hospital bills, Mazur has lost money by taking time off work and traveling to be near the dogs in their time of need.
But Mazur is getting some substantial help from the kindness of strangers. A GoFundMe page set up by a friend recently surpassed the $10,000 fundraising goal.