Pit bulls survive face-off with a porcupine By Sophia Rosenbaum November 4, 2015 | 10:03am Modal Trigger Three pit bulls found themselves in a prickly situation when they faced off with a porcupine they encountered on a walk. Things got rough for the pups when 9-year-old Soljah got a face full of spikes in his chin after sniffing out the razor-sharp rodent in an abandoned barn. His two brothers immediately sprang into action — with one pouncing directly on top of the porcupine, eventually killing it. “The dogs went into protect-the-older-brother mode and it went bad,” owner Dennis Mazur told the Canada Star. Mahalo, a 19-month-old pit, suffered the worst injuries — with more than 1,000 quills throughout her body including one that nearly pierced her heart. Her brawling buddy, 9-month-old Nestah, also got a face full of quills. The injured dogs required multiple surgeries to remove the dagger-like objects — resulting in thousands of dollars in medical bills for Mazur, who has missed work numerous times to be with his precious pets. But one of his friends started a GoFundMe page to help cover the costs, raising more than $11,000 in a week. All three pups are currently resting up and expected to make a full recovery. “The doctor said it’s a miracle,” Mazur told the Canada Star.