- A K-9 dog got stuck with over 200 porcupine quills on Saturday night.
- Police in Coos Bay, Oregon, were in pursuit of a suspect with “several felony warrants.”
- The search was called off after the dog was quilled.
- The animal was taken to receive medical care.
- The dog was fine and attended a community event the next day.
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Police were in hot pursuit of a suspect until their plans were suddenly derailed.
On Saturday, Authorities in Coos Bay, Oregon were in pursuit of a suspect with “several felony warrants,” they said in a statement. They had even brought a K-9 police agent along with them. But the chase was derailed when the dog, Odin, encountered a porcupine.
“During a long and active track, Odin encountered a porcupine in the path, and was stuck over 200 times,” said a statement from the Coos County Sheriff’s Office. “Several of the quills went inside Odin’s mouth and two near his left eye.”
After this, “the track was immediately suspended,” per the statement. Odin was taken to an animal hospital where he was treated for two hours.
And – good news! – he’s expected to be fine.
The next day, he attended a community event for Easter.
“Odin is doing very well, and is recovering at home,” said Capt. Gabriel Fabrizio told Komo News. “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.”
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