A meth-addicted puppy who was rescued from a seedy motel room is now finally drug-free.
Bubba, a chirpy seven-month-old terrier mix, has now found a new family after spending four months recovering in Orange County Animal Care.
He had been found festering in a hotel room in Tustin, California and when rescuers first saw him, he was huddled in a corner, listless, and close to death.
‘I walked in and saw all these drugs on the ground,’ Lt Brian Frick, a supervising animal control officer, told the OC Register.
‘I said, “where’s the dog?” and walked around the corner and saw him lying listless. He was so cold and lethargic, I thought it was just he’d been taken from his mom too soon. I never suspected he may have gotten into drugs.’
His 40-year-old owner Joshua West was arrested on an outstanding warrant, as well as for possession of methamphetamine, heroin and drug paraphernalia.
Meanwhile, when vets ran medical tests on Bubba they found he tested positive for methamphetamine and heroin.
It is unclear whether the dog ingested the drugs or inhaled the fumes.
Since then he has been treated with a regular diet of fluids and healthy food. And finally, last week, his tests came back clear for the first time.
An anonymous couple were quick to adopt little Bubba, who is now drug-free and full of life.
Katie Ingram, assistant director of OC Animal Care, said: ‘They were a really nice couple and told us that Bubba would have a sister. Bubba bonded with them immediately.’
Now the pup is enjoying his new home with a loving family.