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Dog eats bag of heroin tossed by suspect at Denver doggy daycare yard

September 18, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Dog eats bag of heroin tossed by suspect at Denver doggy daycare yard

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Dog eats bag of heroin

An innocent golden retriever is one of the most recent victims of the heroin epidemic taking hold in Denver, Colorado.

On Tuesday, officers noticed a suspected drug dealer, who tried to evade capture. He was eventually caught and arrested, according to WDTN.

Law enforcement officials retraced the suspect’s steps and stated that someone from Bark & Play doggy day care approached them.

Garrett Bishop, the owner Bark & Play, said about 17 bags were discovered in the yard, but he was unaware of what was inside.

“Luckily, my employees are right on top of it and within 10 seconds of seeing a foreign object on the ground, they were on it,” Bishop stated.

However, there were 14 dogs in the yard and despite the immediate response by employees, at least two dogs found the bags and began to eat the contents inside.

A golden retriever named Charlie ate one of the baggies.

Charlie’s owner said she was shocked when Bishop informed of the bad news.

“My heart skipped a beat,” said Laura, who did not want her last name to be printed. “They said ‘Charlie ate a bag of heroin and she’s at the vet,’ and I thought You have to be kidding me, that’s ridiculous.”

“Her eyes were kind of clouded over, she didn’t have any energy, she looked really sick,” Charlie’s owner stated. “I don’t know how much heroin she ingested or the potency of heroin or the effects of heroin on dogs so I was really worried that she could die.”

The dog was rushed to a vet ER and was administered drugs to counteract the effects of the heroin.

“She was really drugged up, really out of it. But I was really happy she was alive… It affected my dog today but it could have been someone’s kid,” the owner added.

Police took Christian Manuel Ramirez into custody, who is currently under investigation for the incident.

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