The medical building at the Baldwin Park Animal Shelter can get spooky enough without phantom limbs reaching out to you.
Not many members of the public see this part of the busy California shelter, where animals sit in stacked kennels, awaiting checkups or treatment.
"It's a separate building that most of the public doesn't really know about," John Hwang tells The Dodo. "It's kind of in the back and there's no obvious entry to the building. Nobody really goes in there."
Hwang, a photographer who often visits the shelter to take pictures of its residents, was there last week to see a a sick dog. He was hoping his pictures might help the dog find a forever home.
But someone else at the shelter snatched his attention. Literally.
While half-crouched near the stacked kennels, Hwang felt a ghostly brush against his hair.