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Independence vet donates Narcan to protect K9 Officer

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INDEPENDENCE (KWWL) -

A holiday gift that could save a life.

A vet in Independence decides to give back to a four-legged officer.

K9 Officer, Tyton, has been working with Officer Chris Cass at the Independence Police Department for about 2 and a half years. 

With their line of work, Tyton could get into some dangerous situations. 

Cass says drug dogs can be the first to encounter the drugs they're searching for, whether it's at a traffic stop, or searching a home or business. 

That means Tyton could be exposed to powerful opioids, like Fentanyl or Heroin, and accidentally overdose. 

Pipestone Veterinary Services in Independence decided to help out. They've been looking after and caring for Tyton for several years. 

They donated Narcan to protect Tyton. Narcan can give Tyton the time he needs to get to the vet if he overdoses, and it can save his life. 

The Independence Police Department says they are very grateful. Narcan isn't cheap. It can cost around 300 to 400 dollars. Narcan also expires after every few years. 

Pipestone Veterinary Services says they will continue to donate Narcan each year after it expires. 

Tyton has become an important part of the Independence community! 

Pipestone Veterinary Services aren't the only ones who have donated to Tyton. 

Norbys agreed to donate Tyton's supply of food for all of 2018!

To learn more about Pipestone Veterinary Services, click here. 

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