All she wants is to be surrounded by love for the rest of her life.
Muneca, an 18-year-old blind dachshund that was surrendered at a shelter in Los Angeles recently, has no idea that a lot of people came together to match her with the perfect person.
It all started with Baldwin Park Animal Care Center volunteer Elaine Seamans, who invited photographer John Hwang to the shelter to take pictures of the animals. He was on his way to continue photographing a project he was putting together about LA’s Skid Row, but decided to stop by the shelter to capture another kind of homelessness.
When Hwang arrived, Seamans already had Muneca in her arms, who had recently entered the shelter and was terrified. She just wanted to be held close to someone’s heart, both physically and emotionally, and that’s why Hwang posted her photo on his Facebook page.
The post went viral, and it wasn’t long until an organization called the Frosted Faces Foundation wanted to rescue her and find her the perfect home. They gave her a much-needed bath, got rid of her fleas, and started sorting through the hundreds of inquiries they had for her.
Muneca was placed with Amy Gann, who literally was the perfect fit for her. When Frosted Faces conducted thorough checks into every applicant and chose Gann, they were a bit nervous. Kelly Smíšek, executive director of Frosted Faces, told The Dodo,
“By the time we approved someone and they drove to San Diego, I met them, I was very nervous. I thought, ‘I hope we picked the right person.’ And immediately, it was, ‘Oh my Gosh. I’m so glad she’s going home with you.'”
Gann is so loving and understanding of Muneca’s needs, and told Smíšek, “I can’t put her down. I have very close family and we pass her along like a new baby in the family.”
Gann even built a special wrap to keep Muneca strapped to her chest while she does chores around the house. As a blind senior dog, Muneca has little energy but lots of love to give in her final years. These two are truly lucky to have found each other and are happy to just be together forever.
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