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A Blind Dachshund's Heartbreaking Story Goes Viral

A heartbreaking situation at an animal shelter in California led to an extraordinary ending. A blind, 18-year-old Dachshund name Muneca, was abandoned at the Baldwin Park Animal Care Center in Los Angeles. Abused and left to die, she was in bad shape.

No one knew for sure the trauma she'd been through, or how much she had suffered. Fortunately, a brave volunteer changed everything when she decided to get up close and personal with the dog.

Elaine Seamans approached Muneca with caution, not knowing what to expect. When Mucena jumped into her arms and wouldn't leave, Seamans knew the sausage dog wasn't a threat. The doxie was alone, in despair and needed love. 

Amazingly, a photography student passed by at just the right time and snapped up an amazing set of images revealing the moments between Muceca and Seamans. 

John Hwang wanted to capture the essence of the connection between the doxie and the human. His photographs of them went viral, and the word was out: Mucena needed a home.

Thankfully, a rescue group saw the photos and rushed into action. Frosted Faces Foundation immediately went and took the Dachshund. Eventually, Mucena was placed in a home!




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2 thoughts on “A Blind Dachshund's Heartbreaking Story Goes Viral

  1. avatar Robin H. Bailey says:

    What a wonderful story about muneca. Doxies are loyal!!! Say no more!!! I’ve had 7 doxies in my life. My first 2 I had when I was in high school….not enough time for Schnaupps & Cocoa. My next two were Blarney & Kerry. My friend owned the mother and was going to breed her. She said if there is a 3rd one in “there” then it is yours. "you do so much for others I want you to have a pup that will give love to you uncondtionally. Their names were to remind my husband about the trip to Ireland, that we had to forfeit. He would NEVER forget that trip! Blarney was my baby and we were inseparable. I would go to my office and get on the computer he would come in an lay in my arms while I tried to type!! When he was about 11 his little heart had problems. When the Emergency Vets saw him they said if we treat he will probably get 3 months.. No way…TREAT him and I gave him and I got 15 months. You know he was pampered. I cried as much for him as I did for my Dad who raised me. His and his sister Kerry’s ashes will be interred with me when I go.

  2. avatar elaine seamans says:

    it’s amazing how this story continues to go on and on and on, although this was from 2 years ago. the photographer actually is a professional photographer (not a student) – john’s pics always capture that which is invisible. lucky muneca went on to live to be 20 years old after she was adopted from frosted faces foundation.

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