When police officers were called to arrest two men switching price tags in a store in Texas, they decided to check the suspects’ car as well – and that’s when they found a little puppy named Lucky who had overdosed on heroin. They immediately rushed the doggie to the vet’s. “He was extremely lethargic — almost comatose — and was basically limp,” Jolene DeVito, police media specialist with the Carrollton Police Department, told The Dodo.


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The staff members at the North Texas Emergency Pet Clinic knew they had to act fast if the pooch was to survive. Luckily, the vets at the clinic knew how to handle this medical crisis, as they get dogs overdosed on drugs at least once a shift.

“We administered a dose of a medication called Narcan that is a reversal for opioid overdose,” Dr. Stacie Fowler of the North Texas Emergency Pet Clinic told The Dodo. “After about 24 hours, Lucky had returned to normal.”

Then it was time to find Lucky a loving forever home, so they organized a lottery. Among the participants was a little girl with her grandparents, and she and Lucky bonded immediately. Seeing this, the man who actually won the lottery drawing gave the lucky ticket to the girl.

More info: North Texas Emergency Pet Clinic | Facebook (h/t: thedodo)

Police officers in Texas found a little puppy named Lucky who had overdosed on heroin

Image credits: Stacie Fowler

“He was extremely lethargic — almost comatose — and was basically limp”

Image credits: Stacie Fowler

The staff at the North Texas Emergency Pet Clinic knew they had to act fast if the pooch was to survive

Image credits: Stacie Fowler

“We administered a dose of a medication called Narcan that is a reversal for opioid overdose”

Image credits: Penny Whistle Photography

“After about 24 hours, Lucky had returned to normal”

Image credits: Angela Shaw

Then it was time to find Lucky a loving forever home, so they organized a lottery

Image credits: Jae S. Lee

Among the participants was a little girl with her grandparents, and she and Lucky bonded immediately

Image credits: Angela Shaw

Seeing this, the man who actually won the lottery drawing gave the lucky ticket to the girl

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