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Colorado puppy tossed at car finds new home after adoption

December 27, 2019 GMT
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Bob the puppy rests in the arms of his new owner Beth Sisneros at the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region Pueblo Shelter Frieay, Dec. 27, 2019 in Pueblo Colo. The woman won a lottery to earn the right to adopt the puppy, which ended up at the humane society after the dog was thrown at a car by a homeless man on drugs last week. (Zachary Allen/The Pueblo Chieftain via AP)
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Bob the puppy rests in the arms of his new owner Beth Sisneros at the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region Pueblo Shelter Frieay, Dec. 27, 2019 in Pueblo Colo. The woman won a lottery to earn the right to adopt the puppy, which ended up at the humane society after the dog was thrown at a car by a homeless man on drugs last week. (Zachary Allen/The Pueblo Chieftain via AP)

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — A puppy that was thrown at a vehicle in Colorado by a homeless man last week was adopted on Friday following a raffle organized by animal shelter officials.

Officials with the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region set up the drawing in Pueblo. KKTV-TV reported the lucky winner is Beth Sisneros of Peyton. Shelter workers had dubbed the dog “Bob;” Sisneros renamed the pup Buddy Junior.

An anonymous donor paid for Buddy’s $400 adoption fee.

The Pueblo Chieftain reported that the puppy was thrown by a man reportedly under the influence of meth at a vehicle that was occupied by a mother and her daughter Dec. 15, authorities said.

Amanda Belcher was in the car with her daughter when she said the man approached her vehicle and threw the puppy at the roof of the vehicle with force, authorities said.

The man was cited for animal cruelty, authorities said.