Poor pup! Kona had an encounter with a porcupine earlier this week that ended with a painful recovery.
The Veterinary Emergency Center of Canton, Connecticut warns that porcupines are native to that area.
A porcupine's quills are barbed on one end and require veterinary help to be removed, the vet advised.
The veterinary hospital said Kona was put under general anesthesia to remove the quills and she is now feeling much better.