A dog nearly lost her life after kids allegedly injected her with cocaine. On March 8, the young pit bull mix was found unresponsive on a sidewalk outside of a “known” drug house in Philadelphia.
According to Faithful Friends Animal Society, the dog, dubbed Peanut, “fought for her life,” in the hours following her rescue. The rescue agency stated, “Sweet Peanut had a long night under critical care and she fought for her life. She made it through the night and showed signs of significant improvements the following morning. Her tremors have not gone away completely, but she’s now able to stand, walk, eat, and drink. Her care was transferred back to Faithful Friends, where she received constant care, continued to get fluids, and was monitored very closely.”
Testing was done on the dog and the results revealed that she had been exposed to both cocaine and THC – miraculously she was found and rescued in time to be saved. Peanut has been given a new name, Suzi, to mark the start of her new life – according to the rescue group, the formerly abused dog was adopted on March 16.
Enjoy your new life Suzi!
UPDATE 3/16: WOO HOO ADOPTED!Peanut was picked up from ACCT Philadelphia on March 8th. She was marked as an extremely urgent case after being found as a stray who was hardly moving on the sidewalks of Philadelphia. Reports about Peanut say that she was outside a known drug house and citizens told control officers that neighborhood kids had given the animal drugs. Faithful Friends acted quickly to rescue Peanut and to provide her with her emergency medical care that she needs. Time was of the essence for this very young girl who is only about a year old.When Peanut arrived at Faithful Friends she was heavily sedated, and minimally responsive. Fluids and blood work were started immediately while she was comforted by out caring staff members. She was transferred to emergency care where she was tested for marijuana, amphetamines, and opiates. Results were positive for cocaine and THC. Sweet Peanut had a long night under critical care and she fought for her life. She made it through the night and showed signs of significant improvements the following morning. Her tremors have not gone away completely, but she's now able to stand, walk, eat, and drink. Her care was transferred back to Faithful Friends, where she received constant care, continued to get fluids, and was monitored very closely. She was renamed Suzi to mark the start of her new life.Suzi still has a journey ahead of her and your support will help with the cost of her emergency medical care, critical support during recovery, and any ongoing treatment needed. Donate at www.healingtouchfund.org.
Posted by Faithful Friends Animal Society on Friday, March 9, 2018
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