Yesterday, two people were arrested at a Walmart in Irvine for narcotics possession. A puppy inside their car was exposed to fentanyl and the pup began to show signs of an overdose.
The responding Irvine police officers gave the dog a dose of Narcan, and she immediately began to recover. A police officer then quickly transported the dog to an emergency veterinarian for treatment.
The puppy fully recovered, and the Irvine Animal Services Unit took possession of her.
Caleb Aaron Gibson, 29, of San Juan Capistrano, and Katherine Marylou Menke, 27, of Santa Ana, were arrested.
We have asked the DA to charge the pair with felony animal cruelty and possession of narcotics. We thank the officers for their swift actions.