Police Dog Gets Stuck With Over 200 Porcupine Quills

first_imgStay on target A K-9 police dog in Oregon got into a prickly situation while tracking a wanted man when it encountered a porcupine and got stuck with more than 200 quills.According to the Coos County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy recognized a 29-year-old man as someone with “several felony warrants.” The man ran from the deputy on foot, and K-9 dog Odin responded to the scene to track and apprehend the suspect.And that’s when a porcupine got involved.“During a very long active track, Odin encountered a porcupine in the path and was struck with over 200 quills. Several of the quills went inside Odin’s mouth and two near his left eye,” the Sheriff’s Office said in a press release.Press Release: Warrant Service, K9 Track and Injury pic.twitter.com/xZbQiYujID— Coos County SO (@Coos_County_SO) April 22, 2019The chase was immediately suspended and Odin was rushed to the veterinarian at Hansen-Meekins Animal Hospital in Coos Bay, where he was sedated and treated for over two hours, officials said.Odin is doing well and recovering at home, according to officials.Odin is now doing well and recovering after getting stuck with more than 200 porcupine quills, according to officials. (Photo Credit: Coos County Sheriff’s Office)“The Sheriff’s Office would like to offer thanks to the staff at Hansen-Meekins for their dedication and professional care, as well as to the public for the outpouring of support for K9 Odin,” the sheriff’s office said.“Odin is doing very well, and is recovering at home,” said Capt. Gabriel Fabrizio. “He will have a follow-up check in one week to ensure there are no issues with his left eye, which was barely missed by some quills, but appears OK at this time.”More on Geek.com:Puppy Rescued From California Canyon Turns Out to Be… Not a Puppy These ‘Seagull Patrol’ Dogs Help Protect Diners’ FoodMusher Drops Out of Iditarod Race After Dogs Decide to Quit on Him Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferWatch: Deep-Sea Octopus ‘Billows Like a Circus Tent’ last_img

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