Dog adopted after Colorado police say he was thrown against a car by a man suspected of taking meth
A man who police say was high on meth will be cited for animal cruelty for throwing a puppy against a car.
The pup's name is Bob, and today Bob found his new home. The lucky adopter was picked in a raffle today at about 12:30 p.m.
The adopter, Beth Sisneros of Peyton, told 11 News they renamed 'Bob', Buddy Junior.
She added, "Oh he's got a big brother, little sister to play with. He's got horses and chickens and geese and places to run. It's all fenced, sleep on his bed at night and day. It'll be good."
On Thursday, the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region announced the dog would be available for adoption, but because of high demand, a raffle was held. Five people applied for that raffle to adopt Bob.
Bob's adoption fee is $400 and includes his neuter, vaccines, a voucher for a veterinary exam, 30 days of pet health insurance and a dog license.
A generous donor offered to pay Bob's adoption fee after watching KKTV's story. HSPPR decided to put the $400 donation towards paying six other shelter dogs adoption fees. At the time of this writing, one of six dogs have been adopted.
On Dec. 15 early in the morning police were called to the 400 block of Santa Fe Ave. on a disturbance. They found a man wearing only his boxer briefs who said he tried meth for the first time and was hallucinating. Across the street was a mom and daughter in their car which had run out of gas. They said the man approached the car and threw the puppy at it. It bounced off the hood and was underneath the car.
Officer Keegan Verdugo lured the puppy out with some of his leftover dinner. Animal Control responded and took the puppy. The man was transported to the hospital and will be cited for animal cruelty.