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K-9 hit with 200 porcupine quills while on duty

Posted at 8:32 AM, Apr 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-23 09:32:48-04

COOS COUNTY, OR — A K-9 in Oregon was hit by 200 porcupine quills while he was tracking a suspect.

K-9 Odin was brought to help after a suspect who was being served ran away from a deputy.

During a long and active track, Odin ran into a porcupine and was hit in the mouth and face with its quills.

Odin was rushed to a local animal hospital where he was sedated and treated for over two hours.

The sheriff's office said the suspect is still on the loose.