Because there was an ongoing criminal investigation into the dog’s former owner, Maka was quarantined in the back of the shelter away from the other dogs — with little human company aside from the short moments Gurung could sneak back there.
“I would sit with her for as long as I could,” Gurung told The Dodo. “She was starved for affection and would cry when I had to say goodbye.”
As the weeks went on, Gurung continued to visit Maka to make her time at the shelter a bit more bright. Although Maka wasn’t able to be adopted yet due to the investigation, Gurung couldn’t get the dog out of her mind.