Puppy High on Meth Checks Into Rehab

Not to be insensitive or anything, but did you ever think you would read about a puppy jacked up with meth and heroin? What type of mind would conceive of something like this, preying and inflicting suffering on a defenseless pet? The truth is this actually happened and it has taken by storm, not only the attention of traditional media, but social media also. The victim of this inhumane and degrading treatment was a terrier mix puppy named Bubba. Based on a statement by the Tustin police in California, Bubba “was found to have heroin, methamphetamine and nicotine in his system due to living with his drug using owners.”  The owner of the pooch, a 40-year old man named Josh West, was also allegedly found in possession of illegal drugs and used needles, according to the Tustin Police Department.

There’s Always a First Time

Indeed. According to Tustin Police Lt. Robert Wright, “this is the first time we’ve ever heard of someone reporting that an animal has been under the influence”. Wright said Bubba’s urine was tested and the results came back positive for meth and heroin. Needless to say, Bubba’s owner, J. West who was found with his dog at a motel room at Key Inn & Suites on El Camino Real in Tustin at around 9 a.m. on March 22. West was arrested at the scene for an outstanding warrant, a parole violation, possession of drug paraphernalia as well as a quantities of heroin and methamphetamine, according to CBS Los Angeles. No official word yet has been issued as to how Bubba ingested the drugs. Venturing a guess, it’s plausible that Bubba had been affected by secondhand smoke.

Puppy Checked Into Rehab

According to the LA Times, Bubba was released to the Orange County Animal Care where he is undergoing treatment and recovery. The toxicologist report could serve as a basis for additional charges of animal cruelty against his former master. Additionally, the Tustin Police Department report stated that “Bubba is still receiving medical care and once he is fully recovered, he will be placed with a rescue organization who can find him a home that can provide the proper care he will need in the future.”

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Sources

LA Times. Puppy Recovers From Addiction to Meth and Heroin. Retrieved May 23, 2016

CBS Los Angeles. Man Arrested In Tustin For Allegedly Getting His Dog High On Meth, Heroin. Retrieved May 23, 2016

Puppy High on Meth Checks Into Rehab