Miami U police carry Narcan for K-9 cop overdoses

Miami U police carry Narcan for K-9 cop overdoses

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.

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

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