Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation in Texas found the porcupine in need back in January and immediately took him in. "He scarcely looked like a porcupine due to the condition of his skin: It was cracked and crusty and he had lost quills from his head to his tail," the organization wrote on its Facebook page.
Rescuers could tell that the porcupine was suffering from skin issues, and knew he wouldn't recover without their help.
"Recently we've been finding a lot of porcupines with severe skin problems," Lynn Cuny, president of Wildlife Rescue & Rehabillitation, told The Dodo. "They do have some pretty serious problems, everything from mange to odd forms of eczema."