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Kids accused of injecting dog with cocaine in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA -- Authorities say a dog is recovering after it was injected with cocaine by kids in Pennsylvania, CBS Philadelphia reports. Faithful Friends Animal Society says 1-year-old Peanut was picked up on March 8 after she was found "hardly moving on the sidewalks in Philly."

The Delaware-based organization says Peanut was found outside of a house that is known for engaging in drug activity. Residents told authorities that neighborhood kids had given the animal drugs. 

After several tests, Faithful Friends said Peanut tested positive for cocaine and THC.

"Sweet Peanut had a long night under critical care and she fought for her life. She made it through the night and showed signs of significant improvements the following morning," the organization wrote on Facebook. "Her tremors have not gone away completely, but she's now able to stand, walk, eat and drink. Her care was transferred back to Faithful Friends, where she received constant care, continued to get fluids, and was monitored very closely."

Rescuing Peanut

Peanut was picked up from ACCT Philadelphia on March 8th. She was marked as an extremely urgent case after being found as a stray who was hardly moving on the sidewalks of Philadelphia. Reports about Peanut say that she was outside a known drug house and citizens told control officers that neighborhood kids had given the animal drugs. Faithful Friends acted quickly to rescue Peanut and to provide her with her emergency medical care that she needs. Time was of the essence for this very young girl who is only about a year old. When Peanut arrived at Faithful Friends she was heavily sedated, and minimally responsive. Fluids and blood work were started immediately while she was comforted by out caring staff members. She was transferred to emergency care where she was tested for marijuana, amphetamines, and opiates. Results were positive for cocaine and THC. Sweet Peanut had a long night under critical care and she fought for her life. She made it through the night and showed signs of significant improvements the following morning. Her tremors have not gone away completely, but she's now able to stand, walk, eat, and drink. Her care was transferred back to Faithful Friends, where she received constant care, continued to get fluids, and was monitored very closely. She was renamed Suzi to mark the start of her new life. Suzi still has a journey ahead of her and your support will help with the cost of her emergency medical care, critical support during recovery, and any ongoing treatment needed. Donate at www.healingtouchfund.org.

Posted by Faithful Friends Animal Society on Friday, March 9, 2018

Peanut was renamed Suzi to mark the start of her new life. 

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