This Woman And Puppy Who Have Both Lost An Eye Are Each Other's Kindred Spirits

"Like me, he is a survivor."

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She explained the extent of her injuries to the Huffington Post:

The bullet went through my nose, and damaged my right eye. Over the course of the next week I had two surgeries, one of them to remove my right eye.

"I adopted Bear the same day," she told the Huffington Post. "I couldn't let him sit in the vet's office one more night. I knew he needed to be home, and loved on by his human."

Williamson and Bear are still recovering, and the restaurant she works at has held a fundraiser, and started a Go Fund Me page to help cover her medical expenses.

BuzzFeed has reached out to Williamson for comment.