Dogs greet new people and animals by giving them a good sniff to get their scent, however, three Canadian dogs learned the hard way that not everyone enjoys their greeting.
While Dennis Mazur’s dogs Mahalo, Nestah, and Soljah were out for a walk one afternoon near their home, nine-year-old Sojah discovered a porcupine in an old barn. Soljah started sniffing the harmless looking animal and ended up with a few quills shot into his chin.
Soljah let out a cry, and suddenly the other two dogs were right by his side ready to fight off the porcupine. “The dogs went into protect-the-older brother mode, and it went bad,” Mazur said. Nestah ended up with more than 1,000 quills in his face and spine, and Mahalo pounced on the scared porcupine and ended up with even more quills in her face and chest. A few of which ended up piercing her heart and lungs.
Mazur rushed his beloved dogs to the vet, and each thankfully began to recover after getting treatment from the vet. “The doctor said it’s a miracle . . . if all things go according to plan they should make a full recovery,” said Mike Gerrand, Mazur’s friend who ended up raising over $15,000 on GoFundMe to pay for the vet bills that quickly rose above $10,000.
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[Featured image: Mike Gerrand]