When fate intervened, a senior Husky who had spent his entire life chained to a hefty chain is now experiencing the comforts of family for the first time.
When emergency personnel in New Philadelphia, Pennsylvania responded to a 911 after a roof of a residence being demolished fell, they spotted a Husky chained out rear of the property.
Cloud was scrawny and malnourished, with a big bulk on his back.
He was standing on the icy ground, surrounded by excrement. His doghouse was a truck cap, but it was insufficient to keep him warm in the frigid temps.
However, according to Libre’s Law, it is now a criminal in Pennsylvania to leave dogs outside in the cold for more than 30 minutes at a period.
Hillside SPCA arrived and informed the owners that they were in violation of the law, following which Cloud was given to them.
When their vets checked Cloud, they discovered that he was deaf and that the tumor was a perianal adenoma caused by failure to neuter. However, because he was approximately 10 to 12 years old, doctors felt that operating on him would be unsafe, although he is on the right meds.
Being inside a shelter was difficult for the Husky, who was unfamiliar with it. He was anxious and would pace around all day. So Tricia Moyer, Hillside SPCA’s assistant shelter manager, contacted Eleanor Garrett of Senior Dog Haven and Hospice to see if she might foster him.
Given that Cloud had most likely spent his whole existence outside, he just did not know how to survive indoors. He was continually pacing about and walking into objects. Cloud’s condition concerned Tricia, who told Eleanor that he “wasn’t acting like a dog at all,” and that he was “just a mess.”
Eleanor sought to make Cloud feel at ease, but he avoided her and her children.
She decided to leave him alone for a bit, which appeared to be beneficial.
When Eleanor walked into the laundry room to check on Cloud, she felt his paw swipe at her foot. Cloud motioned for her to pat him. He kissed her as she leaned down to pet him.
“[H]e began kissing me, and if I stopped, he would swipe his paw at me again.” Eleanor explained. She told the Dodo that Cloud has been joyful and comfortable since that day.
“It was as though he realized we were kind and safe,” she explained. “From then on, he only became better and better and better.”
He quickly realized he could walk outside into her fenced-in yard, but he preferred to come inside where it was warm, dry, and comfy.
Eleanor’s six other dogs also assisted Cloud in opening up and relaxing.
Cloud met a couple who fell in love with him and adopted him just when Eleanor believed he was ready.
Cloud fell in love with them as well, and he made himself at home right away.
Cloud’s family made a bucket list of all the things he’d never gotten to accomplish or experience in his life.
He’s been taking long walks and sleeping in a huge orthopedic bed. Someone who heard about his rescue is going to give him a doggy massage.
Cloud gets a new name, Titus, to correspond with his new existence, one that allows him to be a family dog for the first time.
If you find a dog like Cloud left outdoors in the cold, here are some suggestions about what you can do: “What to Do if You See a Dog Left Outside in Cold Weather.”