Heartbroken Senior Dog Cowering At A Shelter Just Wants To Be Loved

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John Hwang has been photographing animals in shelters for a long time. His touching images help to capture the hearts of dogs and cats who are too often overlooked and helps them get adopted.

 

Source: John Hwang/Facebook

 

One afternoon at the Baldwin Park Animal Shelter, he stumbled upon a senior dog cowering in the corner. The 10-year-old canine seemed to have completely given up.

 

Source: John Hwang/Facebook

 

So that's why Hwang was so surprised when she proved all his assumptions wrong. He told The Dodo:

 

My initial thought was this dog was timid or depressed and probably wouldn't interact with me. I was surprised when she came right up to me when she saw me.

 

Source: John Hwang/Facebook

 

Despite some difficulties walking, she did her best to wander over to him.

 

She seemed uncoordinated, but the way she moved was also endearing. She was so raggedy, but her heart was perfect.

 

It only took a moment for her to get over her nerves and press herself against the fencing, yearning to be touched.

 

Source: John Hwang/Facebook

 

The incredible images Hwang captured at this moment show a dog confused by her surroundings and aching to be loved.

 

We probably could have sat there all day. She loved the company.

 

Source: John Hwang/Facebook

 

Well just a few days after the photos were posted, the senior pup got amazing news. She was being rescued!

 

The sweet dog, newly named Annabelle, was spotted by Taunya Huffman Henley at Leashes of Love Rescue, Inc.. She knew she had to do something to get her out of the high kill shelter.

 

Source: John Hwang/Facebook

 

Now she's living with a new foster mom and foster siblings where she gets all the attention and love she needs. She is fighting several medical issues, including a tumor and dental issues, but is resting and enjoying her new life.

 

She will be put up for adoption by Leashes of Love, if you're interested, you can contact them, here.

 

Source: John Hwang/Facebook

 

Tens of thousands of dogs and cats end up in shelters each year, either due to neglect, abuse or abandonment. Consider adopting before you shop, and visit your local shelters before going to a breeder. Every dog and cat deserves a fair chance at a forever home.

 

If you live in England, you can visit the RSPCA, and if you live in the United States, you can visit the ASPCA to get more information about pets available for adoption.

 

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