A golden retriever is recovering after eating a bag of heroin at a doggy day care in Denver

Screenshot of dog eating heroin. ABC 7

A man running from Denver police officers threw 17 bags of heroin over a fence, as one might if one had a large amount of drugs on one’s person and were being chased by police.

Unfortunately, on the other side of the fence was a doggy daycare, and one of the dogs reportedly ate an entire bag before an employee could pick them up.

ABC 7 has the story, including security camera footage of the incident, which happened Tuesday at Bark and Play, 1277 Santa Fe Dr.

The dog is named Charlie, and she was taken to an emergency vet and treated with charcoal and Narcan, the overdose antidote.

The owner, who gave her name as Laura, recounted the call she got from the day care: “She’s high on heroin,” they told her, according to ABC 7. “We’re treating her but you need to come as soon as you can.”

Laura said Charlie was still lethargic a day after the incident, but she is expected to recover.

“The employee saved her life,” Laura said. “I know she’d be dead. I’m really happy she’s not because they were so fast-acting.”

Denver police have arrested a man in the case, but they have not released his name because they are still trying to positively identify him, ABC 7 reported.



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