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Pet Rat In Vancouver Overdoses On Heroin, Saved By Narcan

Snuggles ate some heroin, according to the woman who brought the little rodent into an overdose prevention site in Canada. Volunteers administered a drug that reverses opioid overdoses.
A rodent named Snuggles was saved by volunteers at an overdose prevention site, after expereincing a heroin overdose. Source: Courtesy of Sarah Blyth

Volunteers at an overdose prevention site in Vancouver, Canada, say they saved the life of a rat named Snuggles after the little rodent overdosed on heroin.

Sarah Blyth, who co-founded the organization behind the prevention site, wrote about the rescue on Twitter. While Snuggles was initially described as a mouse, Blyth tells NPR that the pet is actually a rat.

She posted photos of Snuggles

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