By Charlotte Underwood / Staff writer
A dog that was found shortly after the East Bernstadt Tornado in early March may finally have a home on a Pulaski County farm. Dubbed the “Storm dog” or “Stormy” by his Fur Ever Friends Inc. rescuers, the dog had apparently been abandoned several years ago. At first, it was thought that he was a tornado-displaced pet, but through some investigating, Fur Ever Friends learned his owner had actually moved away around three years ago, leaving the husky-mix to fend for himself, according to Fur Ever Friends representative Shelley Goldbloom.
After reading about Stormy in a Times- Tribune article, Susan Blanton got involved and sent money to help care for Stormy.
“I wanted to help, but I wasn’t sure at that time that I could take in another dog,” Blanton said, explaining she had lost a dog recently.
“It’s hard, you give your hearts to these rescue dogs and you just don’t know how long they will last sometimes,” Blanton said.
Stormy wasn’t quite ready to be adopted yet anyway as he was still undergoing medicated baths to treat a skin condition that he had developed from being malnourished and living on the streets, according to Goldbloom.
Corbin resident Nicole Moore and her family has been caring for Stormy since shortly after the tornado. Other animals that were displaced and homeless after the storm were sent to Pennsylvania to be adopted.
“They wouldn’t take him; they said no one would want him because of his health problems,” Nicole Moore said sadly. For the past three-plus months, Stormy has been a part of their family. They have watched him transform from a malnourished dog with little to no hair to a healthy looking husky who has a little girth to spare.
“He’s a porch dog; his two favorite things are to ride and eat,” added Moore’s teenage son Hunter.
Stormy’s hair has continued to improve thanks to the weekly medicated baths donated by Corbin pet salon owner Amber Jackson.
“He has recovered wonderfully,” Nicole Moore said.
However, someone did want the storm dog, someone with a heart for rescuing animals.
“I told them I didn’t care what he looked like, that wasn’t what mattered and that I wanted to give it a try,” Blanton said. She arrived at Moore’s home on Thursday morning to pick Stormy up and take him to her home at Hazeldell Farm in Pulaski County for a trial run to see how he gets along with her other two dogs.
According to the Moores, Stormy has a very sweet nature.
“Even though he has been neglected and abused, he is very trusting,” said Nicole Moore.
“I think that is in a dog’s personality,” Blanton agreed.
If the trial run goes well this week, Stormy will spend the rest of his days down on the farm keeping company with a rescued black Labrador.
“I think his wandering days are over; he had to scrounge and hunt for food so long, I think he just feels relief to be fed and have a home,” Nicole Moore said.
Blanton said she will know within a week if Stormy will fit in on the farm. She said she planned on calling him Storm.
“I needed another dog and he needed a home,” Blanton said, as she loaded the storm dog into her car.
“I think this is going to be a happy ending for Stormy,” Nicole Moore said as she watched them drive away.
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