Miami U police carry Narcan for K-9 cop overdoses - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

Miami U police carry Narcan for K-9 cop overdoses

(Courtesy of Miami U Police Facebook) (Courtesy of Miami U Police Facebook)
OXFORD, OH (FOX19) -

Amid the heroin epidemic, police dogs are increasingly at risk of overdosing while sniffing out drugs.

Miami University’s K9 is prepared in case he and his handlers encounter a dangerous situation. K9 Figo recently received a Narcan First Responder Kit.

Narcan reverses the effects of an opioid overdose and can revive an individual within two to five minutes. The life-saving drug also works on dogs.

Simply touching some potent opiate drugs can cause adverse reactions to humans and dogs.

[Butler County Sheriff: My deputies won't use Narcan]

Figo’s kit was a result of a donation from the non-profit charity Protection4Paws, Inc. The kit is identical to the Narcan kits used for humans.

The donation to provide one kit is $70 and there are many more that are needed, according to Miami U Police.

They’re inviting the public to sponsor kits or makes donations at http://protection4paws.com/donate.

Copyright 2017 WXIX. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly