Some stories touch our hearts, and this is one of them, a story that will fill our eyes with tears of pain and delight as we see how Lunita’s request, a lovely crippled dog with white fur who was abandoned a few years ago in Argentina, was granted.
Early in the morning of May 12, 2014, Lunita was chained to the fence of a hair salon on Zabala Street in the Salta neighborhood.
Lunita was face down on the pavement. . She was sitting in a wobbly wheelchair, with a package of diapers and a note confirming her name and age; the person who had left her there also noted that it was not her owner and that she could not keep it.
The store clerk who witnessed her misery immediately alerted the rescue organization “Lu.B.A Salta,” and two of their volunteers came hunting for Lunita.
When the rescuers arrived, they were touched by what they found: a mutilated dog without food and drink, a flooded diaper and a pleading look. She seemed fragile and frightened, and neighbors claim she was so stunned by the sounds and strange people that she almost forced herself to rush in her haste to escape.
Fortunately, dear people were present, help was sent and she was transferred to a shelter.
Lunita was overjoyed to hear that the American family wanted to adopt her. On the other hand, her adopted family was not informed about the care of the mutilated dog, which is why Lunita got a dangerous urinary tract infection.
As a result of mite infestation, she was diagnosed with a serious staphylococcal infection (Mange). She lost all of her hair from the waist down, including her tail, due to infection, scabies, and scorched wounds from her urine. She went through a lot because she was underweight at 15 kg.
Lunita was adopted by a loving new family in another state after much effort, continuous vet appointments, and a lot of medicine. She recovered and reached a healthy weight of 25 kg thanks to her resolve to live and the care she received.
However, because of her condition, she needed medical treatment, which came at a significant monthly expense. She never went without anything since she had a reserve of money raised that she used to cover her necessities. Lunita would not have gotten this far without the kindness of those who donated and the involvement of sponsors who wanted to assist alter Lunita’s life right away.
The family that adopted her was ideal. She has tasted true bliss and has since lived surrounded by affection. On June 15, 2018, she celebrated her eleventh birthday in style. Only no one could have predicted what was about to unfold.
People from all over the world who fell in love with her story wanted to congratulate her on that day, and messages and greetings flooded Luna’s Facebook wish page.
Lunita’s life path was difficult, but despite the damage, she overcame any challenge that seemed insurmountable. Lunita was never defeated. Lunites do not lack pleasant hiking in the open.
Her physical condition began to deteriorate shortly after she became 11 years old, and she was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) to be treated.
The owner expressed her condolences, saying that Lunita was no longer with her. She died on July 8th.
She said on Facebook that they were heartbroken and that she couldn’t stop weeping. She used the occasion to convey her gratitude to everyone who prayed and donated to aid Lunita.
She and her family had everything every dog has always deserved. She spent the last year surrounded by a lot of love.
Adopting a mutilated cat or dog will flood your heart with gratitude and affection. The memories of this great dog will live forever in our hearts.