Most of the families are looking for a perfect, healthy and happy puppy. But, what about dogs and other animals who have disabilities? They are passed over at the shelter because people simply don’t want to take care of a pet with a medical issue or physical impairment.
A dog named Lunita had a perfect family – until one day everything changed.
Not long ago, Lunita was found tied outside of a grooming shop in Salta, Argentina. Poor puppy was dumped by her ruthless owners, along with her broken wheelchair, and bag of diapers because she was paralyzed and they didn’t want to take care of her anymore. So, they left her laying on the street and waiting for someone else to “deal with” her.
Luckily, a passerby stopped and wanted to help the heartbroken dog. He immediately contacted a local organization called LUBA Salta and told them about this dog’s terrible condition.
In obvious need of urgent medical attention, LUBA rushed Lunita to the nearest veterinarian’s clinic where she could receive the help and care she desperately needed.
After receiving her medical treatment, they fitted her with a working wheelchair, and she quickly bounced back to life. Rescuers didn’t find who her previous owner was, but they sure found her a suitable family that will fight for her and love her no matter what.
Despite everything Lunita’s been trough it turns out that she still hasn’t found the right family.
Unfortunately, Lunita was back at the shelter. The rescue group decided to ask for everyone’s help and support, so they put Lunita’s story online. This caught the attention and melted the hearts of thousands of people.
One family was truly touched by Lunita’s incredible strength and positivity even after everything she has dealt with. They knew that they could be the perfect family to finally give Lunita the love she deserved.
Making her way to the U.S.A, Lunita couldn’t have been more grateful to finally feel like she could relax.
The moment she walked in her new home, she couldn’t hide her happiness. Lunita immediately felt comfortable in her new home, running and rolling around in her wheelchair. She also loved playing outside with her new dog sibling and giving her new owners lots of love and snuggles.
Eddie’s Wheels gave Lunita an awesome custom wheelchair so she could run and play like a regular dog. She loved going for walkies in the park, playing in the snow and attending social functions.
On June 15, 2018, Lunita celebrated her 11th birthday, surrounded by the people who changed her life. She even got her own cake!
Sadly, just one month after her birthday, Lunita ended up falling ill. She was admitted to the ICU at University Medical Hospital where she soon passed away.
“I will never forget her and how much she meant to me,” Lunita’s mom wrote on Facebook. “She changed my life forever. I loved her so much.”
Lunita touched so many lives during her time on this earth and we love that she spent the last years of her life surrounded by love. She taught us that we should never stop believing and most importantly never give up – your day will come!