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.
The dog had to undergo surgery to remove the dangerous barbs.
The cost of the surgeries has now hit $8,000.Mike Gerrand, a friend of Mahalo's owner, has set up a GoFundMe page to help them cover the dog's extensive vet bills.As of Tuesday night, the page had raised over $10,000.