Lunita is a dog who, despite being in her wheelchair, was abandoned without compassion, and that was not all, they also left her tied to a fence in that sad condition. Can you be meaner?
There are stories that leave an indelible mark on the heart, and this is one of them. With tears mixed with sadness and happiness we will see how the wish of Lunita, a beautiful white-furred dog with a disability, was fulfilled.
The dog abandoned in a wheelchair regained the will to live
Early in the morning, Lunita was left under the sun’s rays, chained to the fence of a hair salon located on Zabala Street, in the community of Salta, Argentina.
The poor dog was lying face down on the sidewalk, a rickety wheelchair was placed on the lower part of her body .
Next to her, they had left a package of diapers and a note with their information. They also explained that whoever abandoned her there was not her owner, but he couldn’t keep her.
The store employee who discovered her immediately contacted the rescue organization ” LUBA Salta ” and two of their volunteers came to look for Lunita.
The rescuers were able to verify the sad condition of the dog: without the possibility of moving, she had no food or water, she was wearing a flooded diaper, and a look that only asked for help .
She seemed very weak and scared, the neighbors say that she was so stunned by the noises and strange people that in her eagerness to escape, she almost hanged herself. Fortunately, her heroes were there to help her and take her to the shelter.
Because her shocking story went viral, it didn’t take long for an American family to appear willing to adopt her. With the proceeds, Lunita managed to travel.
However, her adoptive family was not well informed about caring for a dog with a disability, which caused Lunita to develop a serious urinary tract infection.
She was diagnosed with a very severe staphylococcus infection, as a result of mite infestation (Mange).
The infection, scabies and wounds caused by burning urine caused him to lose all his hair from the waist down , including that on his tail.
Poor Lunita suffered a lot, at 15 kilograms she was underweight.
Lunita was sent to a new, loving foster family in another state. She took a lot of effort, constant visits to the vet and lots of medications.
But , thanks to his desire to live and the attention he received, he managed to recover, in addition to reaching a healthy weight of 25 kilograms.
However, due to his disability, he required medical treatment that meant a high monthly cost. But, luckily, he never lacked for anything, since he had a fund of money collected that was used to cover his needs.
Lunita would not have come this far without the generosity of people who donated and the collaboration of sponsors who immediately wanted to help change Lunita’s life forever.
He never imagined he would be so happy with a real family.
The family that adopted her was perfect, since then she knew true happiness, and lived surrounded by love .
The celebration of his 11th birthday was quite an event, which moved thousands of people. Only no one imagined what was about to happen…
People from all over the world who had fallen in love with her story wanted to congratulate her that day, and showered her with messages on her Facebook page Lunita’s Wish .
Lunita’s life consisted of a hard uphill walk, but she always overcame every obstacle that seemed insurmountable, never giving up.
There was no shortage of fun outdoor walks and rides.
Shortly after turning 11, her physical condition began to deteriorate, to the point that she had to be admitted to the ICU to try to save her life.
Her owner announced that she was absolutely devastated, Lunita could not resist any longer, until she finally decided to cross the rainbow bridge. She thus expressed her pain on Facebook:
“I feel like a part of my soul has died. I will never forget her and how much she meant to me. She changed my life forever . She loved her very much.”
He took the opportunity to express his gratitude to every person who prayed and donated to help Lunita.
Together with his family he was able to have and be what every dog has always deserved. She spent her last years, surrounded by immense love.
The memory of this wonderful dog will live forever in our hearts. Let’s raise our voices so that no other animal has to suffer abandonment in conditions like this, they deserve all the respect and love throughout their lives, not just in their final moments.