Police officers in Texas were called to arrest two suspects that were switching price tags in a store. After arresting the two men, the officers decided to check their car as well. It was a good thing they did, as they found a little puppy locked inside the car.
Not only was the pup left stranded in the car, he was overdosed on heroin. The officers immediately drove the poor doggie to the vet, where they were able to treat and help him just in the nick of time.
“He was extremely lethargic — almost comatose — and was basically limp,” said Jolene DeVito, police media specialist with the Carrollton Police Department.
If they didn't act quickly, the staff members at the North Texas Emergency Pet Clinic knew the pup wasn't going to survive.
Since the vets at the clinic usually get dogs overdosed on drugs at least once a shift (as sad as it sounds), they knew just how to handle the medical crisis at hand.
The Chihuahua mix was nicknamed “Lucky” by the staff at Carrollton Animal Services.
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“We administered a dose of a medication called Narcan that is a reversal for opioid overdose,” said Dr. Stacie Fowler of the North Texas Emergency Pet Clinic.
After only 24 hours, Lucky was back to normal! He was as healthy as any other pooch.
Jae S. Lee