A rodent named Snuggles was saved by volunteers at an overdose prevention site, after expereincing a heroin overdose.

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 before and after volunteers administered nalaxone, also known as Narcan, a drug that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose.
Blyth also said Snuggles now “has a new home.”
The CBC, Canada’s public broadcaster, had some questions. They spoke with the woman who saved Snuggles’ life, Melissa Patton.
She said the pet was brought in on Sunday night by a woman who said it had eaten heroin off a table, the CBC reports:
” ‘It had pretty much passed out and wasn’t really breathing. We weren’t sure what to do, so …
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