It’s a sad fact that dogs and other animals with ᴅɪsᴀʙɪʟɪᴛies are passed over at the sʜᴇʟᴛᴇʀ because people simply don’t want to take care of a pet with a ᴍᴇᴅɪᴄᴀʟ ɪssᴜᴇ or physical ɪᴍᴘᴀɪʀment. A perfect, healthy, and happy puppy is what most families are looking for. Lunita was fulfɪʟʟed, a beautiful ᴅɪsᴀʙʟᴇᴅ dog with white fur who was ᴀʙᴀɴᴅᴏɴᴇᴅ a few years ago in Argentina.
In the early morning of May 12, 2014, Lunita was left under the scorching heat of the sun, ᴄʜᴀɪɴᴇᴅ to the fence of a hair salon located on Zabala street, in the community of Salta.
Lunita was l.y.i.ng face down on the sidewalk. She had a dilapidated wheelchair placed on her lower body, and next to her was a pack of ᴅɪᴀᴘᴇʀs and a note indicating her name and age, the person who had left her there also explained that it was not her owner and could not keep it.
Fortunately, a passerby finally stopped and wanted to help the defenseless dog. They immediately alerted a local rescue organization called LUBA Salta about the terrible condition of helpless Lunita.
When the rescuers arrived, they were touched by what they have discovered; a ᴅɪsᴀʙʟᴇᴅ dog, with no food or water, was wearing a fʟᴏᴏᴅed diaper and a look that ʙᴇɢged for help. She seemed very ᴡᴇᴀᴋ and sᴄᴀʀed, and the neighbors say that she was so stunned by the noises and strange people that she almost fᴏʀᴄᴇd herself to walk in her ᴇᴀɢᴇʀɴᴇss ᴛᴏ ᴇsᴄᴀᴘᴇ.
In obvious need of urgent medical attention, LUBA rushed Lunita to the nearest veterinarian’s clinic where she could receive the care she ᴅᴇsᴘᴇʀᴀᴛᴇʟʏ needed. Thankfully, they had found her when they did.
After receiving ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛ for her immediate ᴍᴇᴅɪᴄᴀʟ conditions, they fitted her with a working wheelchair, and she quickly bounced back to life.
Rescuers never determined who her previous owner was, but they were determined to find Lunita a family that would love her forever and cares for her and her special ᴘᴀʀᴀʟʏsɪs condition.
Once again, Lunita was back at the shelter. The rescue group decided to ask for the help of the public and put Lunita’s story online. Of course, her hard life up to this point caught the attention and melted the hearts of thousands of people.
One family, in particular, was especially touched by Lunita’s incredible strength and positivity even after dealing with such hardship. They knew that they could be the perfect family to finally give Lunita the love she deserved.
The news spread and an American family was willing to adopt her, and Lunita had managed to travel. Lunita was sent to a loving new adoptive family – it took a lot of effort, constant vet visits, and lots of medication. Thanks to her will to live and the care she received, she managed to recover, in addition to reaching a healthy weight of 25 kilograms.
On June 15, 2018, Lunita celebrated her 11th birthday – surrounded by people that made the last half of her life so incredible. She even got her own cake!
Lunita would not have come this far without the generosity of people who made donations and the collaboration of sponsors who immediately wanted to help change Lunita’s life.