A dog in Canada is lucky to be alive after being attacked by a porcupine and stabbed with barbs all over, including the heart and lungs.
Mahalo was out playing with two other dogs in Saskatchewan – which shares a border with Montana in the south – when they encountered the spiky animal and were attacked.
The animal punctured all three canines with its quills, but Mahalo was hurt the most, according to The Huffington Post.
Ouch: Mahalo was out playing with two other dogs in Saskatchewan, Canada – which shares a border with Montana in the south – when they encountered the spiky animal and were all attacked
The dog had to undergo surgery to remove the dangerous barbs.
Mike Gerrand, a friend of Mahalo’s owner, has set up a GoFundMe page to help them cover the dog’s extensive vet bills.
“These dogs are the love of my dear friend Dennis’ life,” wrote Gerrand.
Also injured: One of the other dogs, Nestah, was also hurt quite bad and had to undergo surgery at the vet
Mahalo was the worst injured of the three pets but Nestah (pictured) also took quite a beating from the barbs
‘Dennis is a youth worker at the Street Culture Project and runs a small Organic Farm outside Regina.
‘Dennis has had to take weeks off work to travel to Saskatoon to be with his baby girl.’
As of Tuesday night, the page had raised over $10,000.
Nestah (pictured), Mahalo and Soljah are all now recovering following the encounter with the porcupine
Soljah escaped with only with a few barbs to the mouth, which were pulled out without surgery
The other dogs, Nestah and Soljah, were also injured.
Nestah also had to undergo surgery and is now recovering.
Soljah suffered only a few barbs that could be pulled out.
The dogs had been playing when they were attacked by a porcupine, pictured, who left them with barbs all over (file picture)