Muneca, an 18-year-old blind Dachshund, was surrendered to an animal shelter, leaving her alone and terrified. Now, she didn’t have a home, her vision, or someone to love her.
A volunteer named Elaine Seamans went to the Baldwin Park Animal Care Center in Los Angeles to visit Muneca, and was the first person to really show her love. Muneca leapt right into her arms and clung to her, never wanting to be put down.
Photographer John Hwang was on his way to a photography shoot when he saw Seamans and Muneca. He snapped a picture of them, which was eventually posted online and went viral. The photograph showed Seamans holding Muneca in her arms, with Muneca clinging tightly to her.
They wanted whoever saw the picture to feel a connection to it, and to feel the same way Seamans did. And it worked. A rescue group called the Frosted Faces Foundation saw the photo and wanted to get Muneca out of the shelter immediately. They took her at the veterinarian and then placed her into a foster home.
But it wasn’t long before she found her forever human. As the applications came pouring in, the rescue went through each and every one of them, trying to find the family that they thought would be the best fit for Muneca.
That’s when they came across Amy Gann, and knew she was the right one for Muneca. Gann drove to San Diego to meet Muneca, and it was love at first sight.
Now Muneca is finally enjoying life and feeling so much love. When she arrived at her forever home, she got to take a much-needed warm bubble bath. She also got to visit the beach and feel the warmth of the sun as she chomped down on a delicious dog treat.
Gann holds Muneca every chance she gets. She even made a sling for her so she can keep her close while she does things around the house.
Muneca was once a dog that no one wanted, but now she will live out the rest of her days in happiness, as every dog should.
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