Street drug fentanyl sickens 3 BSO K-9s

LAUDERHILL, FLA. (WSVN) - Three Broward Sheriff’s Office K-9 dogs were treated for possible overdoses after catching a whiff of the powerful street drug, fentanyl.

According to the Sun-Sentinel, the dogs were involved in a search for drugs in a Lauderhill home, on Oct. 27. But shortly after, the normally “high-energy” dogs became lethargic and unresponsive.

The three dogs, named, Primus, Packer and Finn, had been searching the Lauderhill home for drugs and money when they came across a bag of drugs that made them ill. Authorities said the drugs tested positive for fentanyl, a synthetic opiate that can be 50 times more potent than heroin.

The dogs were rushed to Coral Springs Animal Hospital. Primus, a German shorthaired pointer, had to be given a dose of Nalaxone, an antidote used in overdoses. Packer and Finn were given IV fluids. All three dogs recovered and were back on duty the next day, according to BSO.

 

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