Toledo Police K9 Unit officers now carry Narcan cases to protect the dogs

There’s a new tool for the Toledo Police Department to help protect officers that can’t always protect themselves. It’s all thanks to a local woman and her non-profit organization.

The opioid epidemic has a firm grip on this community and many others around the country. While there are protections in place for first responders, that’s not always the case when it comes to the K9s that work by their side.

Like people, opioids can be deadly for dogs in a matter of minutes.

This new line of defense is giving the K9 handlers an extra layer of protection for their partners and friends. Officer Jonathan Eischen and Cigo have worked together for 4 years, “He’s my partner and my friend. Man’s best friend is certainly true in this case. We are together all the time.” Read More