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Oregon deputy saves K9 partner exposed to heroin with Narcan

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An Oregon K-9 was saved by a donated Narcan kit after she was exposed to heroin during a jail search Tuesday night.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office reports that at about 7:30 p.m., K9 Abbie and handler Deputy Eliseo Ramos were conducting a routine search for contraband in the E block of the Clackamas County Jail. The dog alerted to smuggled heroin on top of a container under a table. During the search, the container spilled over and Abbie was exposed to the heroin.

Abbie began exhibiting signs of drug exposure, including excessive saliva, rapid head shaking and rapid blinking.

Fortunately, another K9 handler, Deputy McGlothin, was able to deliver a special Narcan kit for dogs to the jail to administer to K9 Abbie. Narcan is a overdose reversal drug for opioids such as heroin, fentanyl and carfentanil. The K9 Narcan kits were recently donated to the sheriff's office by K9s of Valor. 

The Narcan dosage successfully stabilized K9 Abbie and she was taken to VCA Animal Hospital. She was held overnight for observation and released on Wednesday.

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