Doing drugs is not just bad for you. It ruins lives and relationships. It can cost you bonds with your family, friends and coworkers. This is well-known, but what – or who – people forget, is your pet. Animals have to live in homes with drug abusers, and if the users are that careless with their own lives, how will they look after their pets?
Zorro, a six-month-old puppy, experienced this firsthand. He was found in a ditch in Bixby, Oklahoma, with severe burns covering his body. He was even burned inside, because he inhaled the dangerous chemicals that usually fill a meth-house. Even his intestines were burned by the powerful fumes, so Zorro needed immediate medical care to save him.
When they got him to the vet, Zorro’s eyes were swollen shut and he couldn’t stand on his own.
Once they healed his injuries, they had to start taking care of his addiction. Because Zorro had been living in a meth-house and breathing in the fumes, he had become addicted to meth. He started to show withdrawal symptoms, including shaking, chills, vomiting and hypertension.
Worse still – Zorro suffers from hallucinations. Often, he’ll bite and snap at imaginary things in the air.
It’ll be difficult to get him back to his whole self, but with the love and care he’s now receiving, he’s already doing better. One of his eyes has finally opened, and he’s starting to recognize the people around him.
Don’t forget to share this to all your friends and family! We need more awareness about animal cruelty so we can stop it.