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Puppy hooked on meth is clean and ready for a family

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Bubba

ORANGE, Calif. — A puppy that was found high on methamphetamine in California is now drug-free and in a loving home, the OC Register reports.

Bubba, a 7-month-old Jack Russell terrier-Chihuahua mix, tested positive for meth and heroin after he was discovered during a drug raid in March. His owner, Joshua West, 40, was arrested on multiple drug charges.

The puppy was taken to Orange County Animal Care, where he had since been recovering.

Last week, Bubba was cleared for adoption, having made a full recovery and not expected to have further medical challenges.

It didn’t take long for a family to find Bubba — a couple who had followed the puppy’s story since his rescue went viral showed up at the shelter, excited to hear that he was available for adoption.

“They were a really nice couple and told us that Bubba would have a sister,” said Katie Ingram, assistant director of OC Animal Care. “Bubba bonded with them immediately.”

The couple, who asked not to be identified, were approved for the adoption.

“It made it more meaningful that they were able to help him out because of his rough start in life,” Ingram said. “We were happy they are home quite a bit. It’s what he deserves.”