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Drug-sniffing dog ingests a snoutful of meth

baluBalu, a police dog for the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department in California, accidentally ingested a snoutful of the drug methamphetamine during a search.

The  4 1/2-year-old German shepherd, was rushed to an emergency veterinary clinic early Monday when he began having seizures, about two hours after a drug bust in Moorpark, KTLA reported.

During the arrest, the suspect was seen tossing two bags of drugs. Deputies found one. Balu found the second, torn one. Deputy Dean Worthy said Balu, his partner of three years, seemed fine until they got home and the dog began convulsing. He rushed the animal to the clinic for treatment.

Worthy said Balu is doing well and a full recovery is expected.

Comments

Comment from Ruth
Time October 28, 2009 at 11:04 am

Great news hearing that Balu will make a full recovery. We appreciate you and your services!

Comment from Cher
Time October 29, 2009 at 12:14 am

Well you had me on the edge of my chair waiting for the bad ending. So glad Balu will be okay. I adore police dogs and it always upsets me to hear of one giving his/her life in the line of duty so this was a major relief. Thanks for the story.

Comment from Kidney Failure In Dogs
Time October 29, 2009 at 8:01 am

Not all police dogs are as lucky as Balu and many give their lives. Lovely to hear a story with a happy ending.

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