For this innocent Husky, named Cloud, his entire life existed bound to a chain, living outside. While the breed is known for their resilience in cold weather, this is NO LIFE for a domesticated Husky that belongs inside a loving home. Cloud had never seen the inside of his owner’s house. Not once! For 15 long years, he spent each day all alone, living in his own waste. He never had the chance to curl up at his owner’s feet or lie in front of a warm fireplace. Instead, he was forced to live in squalor like he didn’t even matter. Then something happened, a miracle in disguise. His owner’s house was so badly taken care of that the roof actually collapsed. It was rotted out from so much water damage. When this happened, and people arrived on the scene to investigate, they saw Cloud. The poor senior Husky living outside on a heavy chain was in clear violation of the law. Libre’s law protects animals like Cloud. They are only allowed outside alone for 30 minutes in extreme temperatures. Since he was also chained up and living amongst waste, the SPCA was called immediately. When volunteers arrived, they explained to the owner that he was in clear violation of the law and he agreed to sign Cloud over to them. The volunteers also realized that Cloud had a large mass near his hindquarters. The vet confirmed it was a tumor but that he was too old for surgery. The vet also confirmed that Cloud was also deaf. Once at the shelter, Cloud was very unsettled. He paced and paced and couldn’t sleep for more than an hour at a clip. So the SPCA contacted Senior Dog Haven and Hospice to see if they would take Cloud as a foster. The head of Senior Dog Haven and Hospice came to meet Cloud and she was devastated. She claimed that he had no idea how to function. He was walking into things. He was very stressed out. He had never been inside before so he didn’t understand how things worked. Navigating around a room was difficult for him. How sad is that? The head of the hospice group even agreed to bring him home with her but still, he was stressed out and unsettled. Being inside was just too foreign to him. Cloud also wanted nothing to do with people. He had never been socialized so every time someone was near, he would pace. And if they came closer, he would hide in a corner! After Cloud found a comfortable spot, finally, in the laundry room, he remained there for an entire 24 hours. But then something amazing happened! When his new foster mom walked into the room do so some laundry, she felt a paw on her foot. Cloud was nudging her. And continued to nudge her until she sat down beside him and pet him. When she stopped, he pawed at her again. Then he gave her a kiss! Cloud finally realized that he was safe and his new foster family loved him. He realized that life wasn’t just about pain and suffering– it was all about love. His story continued. And it couldn’t have ended happier! Watch how Cloud transformed and got the perfect ending in the video below!