She waggled her tail as her new mom signed the adoption papers.Muneca didn’t seem to have much to hold on to, being old, blind, and lost at a kill shelter.Until she met the first person who showed her kindness.The 18-year-old dachshund then refused to let go.
Elaine Seamans, a longtime volunteer at Los Angeles’ Baldwin Park Animal Care Center, was famously photographed with Muneca on the shelter’s death row last week.”Elaine was already holding the dog when I got to the shelter,” John Hwang, the California man who took the photo, told The Dodo at the time.”The dog was clutching her.”
However, Muneca’s story did not end with a bittersweet moment at the end of the line.Hwang’s photo inspired thousands to support her cause.The Frosted Faces Foundation stepped in just two days after Muneca was dumped at the shelter.
People from all over the world were lining up to adopt a dog who appeared to have no one.Amy Gann was the ideal match for her.Literally.
We interviewed and screened a large number of people “Frosted Faces executive director Kelly Smek tells The Dodo.”A large number of people were home-checked.”I was very nervous by the time we approved someone and they drove to San Diego to meet me.’I hope we chose the right person,’ I thought.And it was immediately followed by, ‘Oh my God.I’m so glad she’ll be joining you at home.'”
Muneca had a lot more memories to make outside of the shelter.Even before she discovered her true home.For example, when she took a much-needed bath.
Or when she was chomping on a treat while sprawled out on a picnic blanket.
“I can’t stop thinking about her,” Gann texted Smek.”I have a very close family, and we treat her as if she were a new baby in the family.”
Gann even made a sling for Muneca so she could keep her close to her while doing housework.Muneca may not be able to see the setting sun on a California beach, but she can feel the warmth that will surround her for the rest of her life.