Beckley community members use Narcan to save a five week old puppy

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) – The life-saving drug Narcan not only saves lives, it can save the lives of your pets too.

Danielle Stewart and Christina Baisden are two people who live in Raleigh County and are certified to administer Narcan. They told 59News one day they got a call about a possible puppy overdose.

“Well, we didn’t know you could. We get a call that a puppy got caught in and while we were on our way to answer it, we were frantically Googling, doing research and trying to figure out whether or not you could, ”Stewart said.

When they got to the scene, they were nervous that the five-week-old puppy was in critical condition, and then they stepped into action. By administering the narcan, they saved the puppy’s life.

“We counted down our three minutes because that’s what you’re supposed to do when you give them the first dose, and we have a little over a minute and a half to see this puppy come alive and start making my face.” to lick. “, Baisden said.

“Yes, it turned back to a puppy in a flash,” Stewart continued.

In addition to working on dogs, Narcan can save cats as well, which is why Stewart believes this is just one of the many reasons Narcan should be distributed to everyone in Mountain State.

“This underscores in our area why it is a good idea for everyone, businesses and individuals, to complete their training and wear Narcan,” said Stewart.

Giving a puppy another chance in life.

Stewart said if you are interested in receiving training in the use of Narcan you can contact the Raleigh County Prevention Coalition at 681-222-0030 or email [email protected]

According to Stewart and Baisden, the puppy is doing very well.

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