A puppy discovered during a drug bust is on the road to recovery, thanks to his human saviors.
The Tustin Police Department was expecting a drug bust like any other when they stormed the motel room of forty-year-old Joshua West back in March of last year. However, among the used needles, drugs, and other paraphernalia, cops made another discovery: a tiny Terrier-mix named Bubba, who appeared to be lethargic and high. Lieutenant Robert Wright of the Tustin police would later tell reporters: "[It struck] me as pretty horrible. This is the first time we've ever heard of someone reporting that an animal has been under the influence."
Little Bubba was taken to the Orange County Animal Care shelter for immediate treatment, and it was discovered that his system contained methamphetamine, heroin, and nicotine. It's still unclear how he came to ingest the substances. Officers that were involved with Bubba's rescue were recently reunited with the pup, and couldn't believe the difference in his demeanor and mood. As well as medical attention, the puppy is currently undergoing drug addiction treatment. He has a long way to go, but it is hoped that he will be able to be processed for adoption once he has made a full recovery.
The Tustin PD released this statement via Facebook:
"We are happy to report Bubba has been treated for his drug addiction and is doing excellent. 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 forever home that can provide the proper care he will need in the future."
Bubba's former pet parent, Joshua West, has been charged with animal cruelty, alongside his existing charges.
Get well soon, Bubba! We hope that you'll have a wonderful new home in no time.