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GOT PORCUPINE? . So much of our rescue work on the reservations has become first responder work. There are no veterinarians on the reservations no clinics near by, no funds for animal welfare, not even a feed store. In the past 10 years we've been called to help for everything from A-Z at any hour of the day & night. . Today's emergency is Chico, who is living on one of the reservations we are working with. He is dangerously incapacitated from porcupine quills. His condition is a 9 on a scale of 1-10. He cannot drink water (it is 98 F ), cannot eat, he's in severe pain and discomfort. Porcupine quills have tiny barbs on the end, they are difficult to pull out in the best of circumstances. A secondary infection is common. This dog needs sedation, hours of quill pulling procedures, infection cleanup, and medication. The family who cares for these dogs can't afford any veterinary care. There are two other siblings out there also, luckily they have less quills. We had to step in and help these dogs. Chico is already at our veterinary clinic, for the other two we will attempt to remove the quills to reduce cost. If it will become too painful we may need our veterinarian's help. . Every emergency creates a major drain on our budget which is primarily set up for providing spay/neuter services to curb overpopulation and also budgeting for the care/ rehoming of unwanted animals. So if you are able to contribute towards our veterinary bill to help Chico please use this Cuddly link (in bio): --> Cuddly Donate: https://cuddly.com/donate/3709453/chico <-- PayPal link: . --> Donate: https://paypal.me/desertpawsnm <-- . We will be extremely thankful for your help! . You can also snail mail a donation to: Desert Paws NM, PO Box 1366 PB,NM 87041 . You can also make a payment directly to our veterinarians, (please email and we'll get you the info). . Thank you! Tribal animals need help and we need your support for us to continue helping them.

GOT PORCUPINE?
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So much of our rescue work on the reservations has become first responder work. There are no veterinarians on the reservations no clinics near by, no funds for animal welfare, not even a feed store. In the past 10 years we’ve been called to help for everything from A-Z at any hour of the day & night.
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Today’s emergency is Chico, who is living on one of the reservations we are working with. He is dangerously incapacitated from porcupine quills. His condition is a 9 on a scale of 1-10. He cannot drink water (it is 98 F ), cannot eat, he’s in severe pain and discomfort.
Porcupine quills have tiny barbs on the end, they are difficult to pull out in the best of circumstances. A secondary infection is common. This dog needs sedation, hours of quill pulling procedures, infection cleanup, and medication. The family who cares for these dogs can’t afford any veterinary care. There are two other siblings out there also, luckily they have less quills. We had to step in and help these dogs. Chico is already at our veterinary clinic, for the other two we will attempt to remove the quills to reduce cost. If it will become too painful we may need our veterinarian’s help.
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Every emergency creates a major drain on our budget which is primarily set up for providing spay/neuter services to curb overpopulation and also budgeting for the care/ rehoming of unwanted animals. So if you are able to contribute towards our veterinary bill to help Chico please use this Cuddly link (in bio):
–> Cuddly Donate: cuddly.com/donate/3709453/chico <-- PayPal link: . --> Donate: paypal.me/desertpawsnm <-- . We will be extremely thankful for your help! . You can also snail mail a donation to: Desert Paws NM, PO Box 1366 PB,NM 87041 . You can also make a payment directly to our veterinarians, (please email and we'll get you the info). . Thank you! Tribal animals need help and we need your support for us to continue helping them.

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