SAN ANGELO, TX – Two dogs In San Angelo are facing the fight of their lives after surviving an apparent intentional fentanyl poisoning.
According to the Concho Valley Paws, on Feb. 20, 2023, two dogs at the Riverbend estates off Ben Ficklin Rd. were taken to the Western Veterinarian Hospital after they were found unconscious. Once there, the vets found signs that the dogs had been poisoned by multiple substances.
The first is a common ingredient used to kill animals, ethylene glycol or anti-freeze. The second however was something not normally seen in poisonings, fentanyl.
In order to save the dogs, they were given Narcan. Naloxone, sold under the brand name Narcan among others, is a medication used to reverse or reduce the effects of opioids. It is commonly used to counter decreased breathing in opioid overdose.
Concho Valley PAWS is asking for the public to keep an eye out for any suspected criminal activity.
"Just like everything if you see something say something," said Executive Director Jenie Wilson. "This is a dangerous situation because it could be your dog or kid. We are asking anyone that knows anything to go to the police."
PAWS is also asking for donations as bills are pilling up. As of now the dogs are looking like they will survive. Wilson confirmed that the dogs will be observed for 48 hours. Once the 48 hours is up they will determine the extent of the damages on their organs.
To donate click here. In the donation comments note that the money will be going towards the Riverbend dogs.