Narcan saves Oregon K9 after heroin exposure at Oregon jail

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

OREGON CITY, Ore. — An Oregon sheriff’s deputy used an overdose-fighting drug to save a police dog that was exposed to heroin at a county jail.

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy and his K9 partner Abbie were searching for contraband Tuesday night when the dog detected heroin in a container. The container spilled and Abbie began exhibiting signs of drug exposure, including rapid blinking and head shaking.

A deputy who handles a different K9 delivered a special Narcan kit for dogs to the jail. When administered through the nose, it can revive someone who has overdosed on opioids.

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Abbie spent the night at an animal hospital and was released Wednesday.

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Posted by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, August 8, 2018