St. Bernard gets loving new home after porcupine attack

Ruckus, a St. Bernard, was left with a face full of sharp quills after a porcupine attack.

The dog was rushed to Lollypop Farm Humane Society in Rochester, New York, where a team removed the quills one by one.

However, despite some pain Ruckus has since made a full recovery.

A spokesperson for the shelter told the Metro: "Ruckus was surrendered to Lollypop Farm so that he could receive treatment for the quills that were stuck into his jowls, face, and inside of his mouth. His previous owners indicated that Ruckus had an unfortunate history of going after porcupines."

Porcupines can have more than 30,000 quills and will release them into the face of what they perceive as a potential threat, even if a dog is just curiously sniffing them. What's worse, is that the tips of porcupine quills are shaped like a tiny hooks and can therefore be very difficult to remove.

Ruckus was given up for adoption by his family at the time because he had become too expensive to care for, but he has since been adopted by another couple as you can see in the Facebook post below.