Suzi, a dog found outside a house known to be used for taking drugs, had a difficult start in life.Barely a year old, she was found lying unresponsive on a pavement in Delaware, USA.Passers-by quickly alerted animal control officers, who carried out tests which confirmed everyone's worst fears: Suzi had both cocaine and THC in her system.
Source: Faithful Friends Animal SocietySadly, it is believed that local kids injected Suzi with the drugs.Rescuers hurried to take Suzi to Faithful Friends Animal Society. She was in a very poor way, as Kevin Rentz, the marketing manager for the animal protection group, described the The Dodo:
When she first arrived, she was unable to walk, stand, eat or drink. Our vets had never seen a mistreatment dealing with narcotics like this. It was heartbreaking.
Vets quickly gave Suzi fluids through an IV to help the drugs pass through her system, but no-one had ever seen a case of canine drug intake such as this.All they could do was wait and hope.It was clear to everyone how badly Suzi had been affected by the drugs. Rentz said:
She could barely hold her head up and was barely responsive. You could tell she did not know what was going on.
As Suzi's body began to flush the drugs out, she noticeably improved, and slowly but surely her personality began to shine through despite the ordeal.After two full days, Suzi was back to being her sweet self.
Source: Faithful Friends Animal SocietyAfter the incident Suzi became somewhat of a celebrity in Delaware, where her story was broadcast on the evening news.Thanks to the publicity, Suzi was soon adopted by the Alicea family.She's now getting all the love and care she needs, as well as lots of toys and treats!You can read up more about animal cruelty laws in the United States and in Canada here.