𝐒𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐲 𝐃𝐨𝐠 𝐅𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐖𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐀𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐃𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐭 𝐀𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐑𝐮𝐧-𝐈𝐧 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐜𝐮𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐞

𝘈 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘺 𝘥𝘰𝘨 𝘧𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘣𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘤𝘶𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘬𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘤𝘶𝘦𝘥 𝘩𝘪𝘮. 𝘈 𝘸𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘧𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘞𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘪𝘯 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘱𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘢 𝘳𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘭 𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘯 𝘜𝘵𝘢𝘩 𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘢.


He was “barely hanging on for life, dehydrated, emaciated, covered in fleas, and with severe injuries to both eyes, likely from porcupine quills that have gone untreated for weeks or longer”, according to Community Animal Welfare Society (CAWS).

The poor dog was suffering a great deal. CAWS, Utah’s oldest animal rescue group, was alarmed by the dog’s condition.


CAWS wrote on Facebook, “Wandering, starving, thirsty, in immeasurable pain, and blind – and for who knows how long…What a very upsetting sight he was for our volunteer team, who immediately jumped in to see what could be done for this homeless and desperate pup.”

What gave them hope was that Willy was so grateful to be rescued. “The GOOD news (can you believe there is any?) is that this pup is so, so, so dang sweet, quiet, kind, and patient with us as we try to help him,” CAWS shared. “He always wags his tail when we talk to him and has been such a good patient as we frantically try to put him back together.”


Thankfully, the animal rescue group raised enough money for his surgery with help from their wonderful supporters. Sadly, doctors could not save his eyes because he had “an unimaginable number of old porcupine quills removed from his eyes, face and feet.”

Poor Willy!


During his treatment and recovery he is in foster care and is being tended to by Tiffany Henline, an experienced CAWS foster. The group shared on Facebook that Willy is doing well after his surgery. They wrote, “Wonderful news is that he’s navigating his foster home with ease. He is a happy boy who is feeling SO MUCH better.”

Once Willy has fully recovered he will be placed up for adoption.

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