Ohio puppy exposed to drugs saved by Narcan, needs new home

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A Warren County puppy is looking for a forever home after he reportedly had to be revived with Narcan. Narcan is typically used by emergency first responders when people overdose on an opioid drug.

Janel Hemrick is the founder and director of Myles Ahead Animal Sanctuary and Rescue. Hemrick told WLWT she got a call last week from another rescuer that a puppy was in need of help, WLWT reported.

“(Kash) had come from a house that was known for drug activity. They had used Narcan to revive him, which is then how the puppy got to her, which is how the puppy then got to me,” Hemrick said.

Kash is believed to be 12-weeks-old and responds to commands. Hemrick said the vet told her there appears to be no long-term effects from his alleged exposure.

“He’s healthy, he’s just a little puppy that was in a situation that he probably got himself into trouble with, as far as you know, we can tell,” Hemrick said.

Hemrick told WLWT this experience is a strong reminder for all pet owners to keep harmful substances locked up.

“We as a society have to recognize that anything we do whether it be prescription medication that we’re prescribed, or recreational. All of those things have to be kept out of the reach of our pets,” Hemrick said. “Pill bottles sitting on a nightstand would be of concern because (Kash) could get to that.”

With piercing blue eyes and endless energy, Kash is already getting adoption attention on social media.

“He is full of energy. He is ornery, loves to play with other animals. He is cat friendly. He literally has just been a joy,” Hemrick said.

Kash is scheduled to be up for adoption once he is fully vaccinated and neutered. If you are interested, contact Myles Ahead Animal Sanctuary and Rescue: www.mylesaheadrescue.org

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