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Opioid antidote Narcan saves dog's life

The owner flagged down a police officer because she was fearful her dog, Addie, had overdosed on oxycodone. (York County Sheriff's Office)

LYMAN, Maine (WGME) – Narcan has become a necessary, at times controversial, tool in the fight against the country's opioid epidemic. But on Thursday, it wasn't a man, woman or child who needed the opioid antidote.

A Maine woman flagged down a police officer because she was fearful her dog, Addie, had overdosed on Oxycodone.


Addie's owner told police she had gotten into the legally prescribed medication.

When the officer administered the drug, Addie seemed to perk back up.

According to her owner, the dog is doing just fine.

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