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Police in Texas save puppy from heroin overdose

February 25, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Police in Texas save puppy from heroin overdose

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Puppy treated for heroin overdose

Images of a recovering puppy found suffering last week from a heroin overdose was posted on a Texas Police Department’s Facebook page.

According to the Facebook Post, a Carrollton Police officer found the “Tough Pup,” on the floorboard of his owner’s truck in a Home Depot parking lot.

Officials said the canine’s owners remained busy inside the Home Depot “switching price tags” on items while the poor dog was “near death.”

Officers rushed the young pup named “Lucky” to the North Texas Emergency Pet Clinic, where the veterinarian staff treated the pooch for a heroin overdose.

“He was extraordinarily lethargic, almost comatose, If he had not received treatment, he would have stopped breathing,” Dr. Stacie Fowler, the emergency veterinarian at the clinic told WIBW.

“He is adorable, He is a tiny little thing, probably only 4 months old and loves to give kisses, he is very, very sweet,” Fowler added.

Police arrested 46-year-old Thomas Romero and 38-year-old Nina Crawford on multiple charges including drug possession.

“Humans were arrested for heroin possession and fraudulent destruction, removal, or concealment of writing. The puppy is on the way to full recovery from opiate overdose and is back in the care of The City of Carrollton Animal Adoption Center,” the post said.

The couple may also face Animal Abuse charges.

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