Shot in the face, disfigured and left with just one eye, Watson the dog – fondly known as a beloved, goofy, trucker-snoring weirdo – has finally found a home.
Watson was just a puppy when he was found injured and bleeding by strangers in Mackay – with two bullet wounds to his tiny body, his face and leg.
After being saved by a local vet, undergoing countless surgeries and 419 days in the care of the RSPCA veterinary hospital in Brisbane, Watson was ready for adoption.
Watson only needed one eye and canine charm to convince new mother-and-daughter owners Lauren and Tracey he was the fur baby for them.
“He followed Lauren as she walked, rubbing against the cage for pats and all the attention he could possibly get,” an RSPCA spokesman said.
The pair fell in love with Watson’s somersaults and water-loving sprints, returning the next day to take him home.