Scared 18-Year-Old Blind Dog Clings To The First Person Who Is Nice To Her At The Shelter

Scared 18-Year-Old Blind Dog Clings To The First Person Who Is Nice To Her At The Shelter
Credit: John Hwang
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I can’t even imagine how heartbreaking it would feel to be abandoned by the people you love and trust. Whether you are a dog or a human, the pain would cut very deep.

Muneca is an 18-year-old dachshund that was dumped at an animal shelter when her family decided they couldn’t take care of her any longer. She was a senior dog with health issues, and the dog was completely blind.

The dog was alone and terrified. She’d lost just about everything that she’d ever had. She didn’t have her home, her vision, and most importantly, someone to love her.

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Scared 18-Year-Old Blind Dog Clings To The First Person Who Is Nice To Her At The Shelter
Credit: John Hwang

A volunteer named Elaine Seamans came by the Baldwin Park Animal Care Center in Los Angeles to visit the dogs in their facility. She was the first person to show this dog some love, and the dog literally leapt right into her arms.

Muneca clung to Elaine and didn’t want to be put down. It was a heartbreaking moment.

Scared 18-Year-Old Blind Dog Clings To The First Person Who Is Nice To Her At The Shelter
Credit: John Hwang

Photographer John Hwang was also there. He was on his way to a photo shoot when he saw Elaine and the dog, and snapped a picture of them together in that moment. John posted the picture on social media and it went viral.

John wanted whoever saw the picture to feel the connection, the same way he and Elaine had. And it worked!

Scared 18-Year-Old Blind Dog Clings To The First Person Who Is Nice To Her At The Shelter
Credit: John Hwang

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