A Labrador puppy who was battered off the side of a car by a suspected drug abuser has found a loving new home.
The tiny black dog, named Bob, sparked such a sensation after news of his suffering spread that workers at the Humane Society of the Pikes Peaks in Colorado had to hold a lottery to choose a new owner.
Beth Sisneros from nearby Peyton was named winner, and is overjoyed that she has been chosen to show Bob the love he deserves.
She said: ‘I’ve been calling twice a day, every day, checking into him getting updates.
‘My puppy is going to be heartbroken if he doesn’t get a little brother.’
Sisneros told KDRO she plans to rename Bob ‘Buddy Jr,’ or BJ.
Shelter worker Kate Aviv says BJ will make the perfect pet, because he is ‘incredibly cuddly…very sweet (and) does not go to the bathroom in his kennel, which is nice.’
The dog hit the headlines earlier this month after his owner lurched out of his house in Pueblo high on meth and wearing just his underwear.
That alleged drug abuser then threw BJ at a car with such force that the little dog bounced off its hood and fell to the ground.
A woman and her daughter were in the parked car at the time, with the mother so badly traumatized she sobbed while retelling what had happened.
BJ could be heard squealing with pain as he fell to the ground, but escaped without sustaining any serious injuries.
His previous owner was taken to hospital, and later cited for animal cruelty.