Pot Farm Bust Saves a Little Life

April Livingston | October 4th, 2018

Police officers in California made an enormous drug bust recently. They raided an illegal marijuana growing operation that led to the destruction of approximately $3 million in plants. However, their mission did not end there. Officers on the scene were inspecting the rows of plants and piles of hazardous chemicals when they came upon an innocent victim. While the people who were running the marijuana growing operation had fled the scene, they left someone behind: a little puppy. Not only that, but the puppy was in terrible condition.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office//Facebook
Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office//Facebook
Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office//Facebook
Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office//Facebook

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office shared photos and the story of the puppy on Facebook. They said the puppy was groggy and lethargic when discovered. It was very hot that day (about 90 degrees Fahrenheit) and the puppy had no access to food or water. The good news is that the puppy was discovered in time and was in great hands with the sheriff’s department. Officers placed the puppy in a box and rushed him to a veterinarian for the care he so desperately needed.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office//Facebook
Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office//Facebook
Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office//Facebook
Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office//Facebook

While no one knows exactly what happened to him, it’s believed he was exposed to chemicals or something that made him sick. When he arrived at the Santa Monica Animal Center he was vomiting and salivating uncontrollably. After some TLC and observation, things started to turn around for the little pup. He bounced back and was soon back to his energetic puppy self. Best of all, one of the sheriff’s deputies stepped forward to adopt him. The name of the deputy is not being shared for security reasons, but it’s safe to say the little pup now has a happy, loving home and can leave his troubled beginnings behind. Officers say he left a big impression on everyone at the scene, and the department is so happy that he was able to fight through his circumstances and now has the home he deserves.

Next Article
  • Dogs Found in Store Bathroom

    The manager of a Petco store in Allen Park, Michigan had an odd feeling about a couple who was wandering around the store one Saturday night. They had two large dogs with them, neither of which was wearing a collar. In fact, the pair of dogs were just tethered together by a leash tied in...

    Read More
  • Senior Dog Needs Warm Home to Sleep

    Just a few months ago, a dog named Eric was dropped off with a neighbor. His owners never came back to get him and it seemed he was all alone. Eric is fourteen years old and needed a home, but instead was surrendered to the RSPCA and he’s been waiting for a home since then....

    Read More
  • Puppy Found Behind Trash Can

    It was a very cold and rainy night in February, far too cold for anyone or any dog to be outside in the cold. But sadly, that’s just what happened to a little puppy named Halo. Someone brought the little pup to the Santa Maria Animal Center in California around 10 o’clock at night. The...

    Read More
  • Puppy Saved from Roof

    The Arizona Humane Society, also known as AHS, got a strange call one day. A neighbor said there was a pit bull puppy stuck on the roof of a home in Phoenix and rescuers came to help. They expected to see a frightened dog cowering on the roof, but that was not the case. The...

    Read More
  • Students Help Teacher Find Perfect Dog

    Emily Gray has worked hard to achieve her dreams. She’s a recent college graduate and she recently accepted a job as a middle school teacher in Oklahoma. However, there was just one dream she had left: she wanted to adopt a dog. Emily has always dreamed of adopting a dog of her own, but it...

    Read More
  • Senior Dogs Need Home Together

    Zachary and Pee Wee have been together their entire lives. So, when their owner passed away recently and the pair was sent to the large shelter in North Carolina they were terrified. The overcrowded shelter did not have room for the pair of little dogs, so the Adoption First Animal Rescue stepped in to pull...

    Read More
  • Man Goes Above & Beyond to Reunite Dog with Owner

    A man named Jason Gasparik was driving home one Friday night when something caught his eye on the side of a street. A vehicle was stopped and the driver was running in the grass median in the road. Then, he saw what the commotion was about: there was a dog in the road who was...

    Read More
  • Dog Holds Owner’s Hand to Cross Street

    Everyone learns at a very young age that it is important to be safe when crossing the street. Cars can be dangerous, so it is important to look both ways before crossing or to even hold someone’s hand to be sure you are both safe. It seems that a very good dog in Kathmandu, Nepal...

    Read More