Kentucky was hit hard by storms earlier this year, and many communities suffered from devastating flooding. That unfortunately included pets that were in shelters, and many of them needed a way out of the devastation. The shelters needed to make space for repairs and to take in other animals separated from their owners. Far from the wreckage, Connecticut watched and listened as tales made their way north and as the rain kept pouring. CHS was ready to deploy staff to help if necessary, and stood at the ready to accept any pets that would need a warm, dry place to land. And that’s where Storm Cloud’s journey home started.
From a flooded shelter, to a loud and hopeful plane ride, to the awaiting staff at CHS, Storm Cloud came in with a wobble in his eager step and a wag in his happy tail. It seemed he knew from the get-go that he was with people who wanted to help him. And he needed a lot of help when he arrived in Connecticut. At 6 years old, Storm Cloud was not neutered, had a plethora of teeth issues causing dental disease, was suffering from arthritis, and needed basic training. He’d been found wandering around in Kentucky prior to the flooding, and from the state he was in, it appeared that he’d spent most of his life up to that point outdoors.
Despite all of his medical issues and his lack of training, Storm Cloud was joyous, goofy, and quickly became a staff favorite for all his clumsiness and constant grinning. For the 4 months he was with CHS, Storm Cloud happily plodded along every day, without any insight into the great life that lay ahead of him. His profile had been listed online, and the staff at CHS was looking high and low for the right home for him: he’d need a home with hound dog experience, where they’d be willing to continue his training and wouldn’t mind a big, clumsy goofball. He also needed a home that would allow him to explore and exercise daily.
To everyone’s delight, Storm Cloud’s new people came one day to CHS with their three dogs to meet him, and in his typical unbothered manner, he took it all in stride. Now, he’s got a large fenced in yard to run around in daily with his new friends, and a warm, dry home to spend the rest of his days in. First comes the rain, and then comes the rainbow.