When a dog is surrendered at an animal shelter, there’s always a deep sense of disconnection.
No longer someone’s pet. Unplugged from everything she thought she knew in life.
Maybe that’s why Muneca was so eager to make a connection when she arrived at the Baldwin Park Animal Care Center in Los Angeles. Especially since the 18-year-old dachshund had already lost more than most – not just a home and an owner, but also her vision.
When longtime volunteer Elaine Seamans paid Muneca a visit on Tuesday, the blind, flea-infested dog leapt into her arms – and never wanted to let go.
But Muneca found two friends in that moment. John Hwang had stopped at the shelter with his camera. He was on his way to take pictures for a photography project involving LA’s Skid Row.