Lunita was left to fend for herself in a heartbreaking state. With just a dilapidated wheelchair and a bag of diapers on her side, she laid on the streets of Salta, Argentina motionlessly because of her paralysis.
Fortunately, she was tied near a dog grooming shelter and she was saved by a passerby before some terrible harm fell on her. That was when a rescue organization called LUBA Salta was contacted.
It was only after they intervened that Lunita got the much needed medical care and attention. Since she was paralyzed and needed a wheelchair, the shelter knew that her chances of getting adopted weren’t a lot.
But Lunita beat the chances. When a family heard about the poor dog that needed her help, they immediately decided to approach the institute. But it turned out that they were even worse for her. Not only were they unable to care for her, but Lunita also caught a severe staph infection because she was left to sleep on a mite-infested bed.
Fortunately, that was not the end for her. Lunita was once again adopted by another family in the U.S. And this time, the sun was shining on her luck. She was loved and cared for in the exact right way. From new, clean bed to a loving family, Lunita was blessed with so much adoration and care that it didn’t take her long to start healing.
She enjoyed her time being the second dog in the family with a sibling to guide her through the whole thing. Her hobbies included playing in the snow, running around entertaining everyone during birthday parties and visiting parks. Thanks to Eddie’s Wheels, she now has her own custom-built wheelchair!
On June 15, 2018, lovely Lunita turned 11. That day, she was showered with a party. And a dog-friendly cake! Her family’s love for her is so transparent and she loves it!
But luck only took her so far. It hadn’t even been a month after the party that Lunita got so sick that she had to be admitted into the ICU of University Medical Hospital. Sadly, she couldn’t be saved and she passed away on July 8, 2018.
“I will never forget her and how much she meant to me,” Lunita’s mom posted on Facebook. “She changed my life forever. I loved her so much.”
Her existence has touched many lives and has given unforgettable memories to everybody who loved her.
Even though her life has tragically ended, we are happy that her final moments were filled with love and adoration!
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