Stormy, formerly known as Freshy, seemed like the perfect family pet. He was sweet, affectionate, and got along splendidly with children, dogs, and even cats. He had spent his entire life in a loving home with four children, two other dogs of varying sizes, and a cat. But when his family welcomed their fifth child, they made a heartbreaking decision – they decided Stormy no longer belonged.
This decision led to Stormy’s unfortunate fate of ending up in a crowded Brooklyn shelter. The fear and heartbreak in his eyes were evident in the shelter photo. Alana Guerrini, an Eleventh Hour Rescue volunteer and foster carer, came across Stormy’s profile and knew she had to act fast.
Stormy was on the brink of being euthanized, with the execution scheduled for 5 p.m. Guerrini and her team received the call at 4:58 or 4:59, giving them just minutes to save him. They managed to secure Stormy’s release, and he was officially off death row.
Guerrini and her 16-year-old son picked up Stormy and drove him to their home in New Jersey, where he would be fostered until finding a forever home. Stormy wasted no time, jumping right into their car. He climbed onto her son’s lap, expressing gratitude with every wiggle and face kiss. Stormy was showing his appreciation for the chance to live, and it was clear he had a special connection with Guerrini’s son.
Throughout the car ride, Stormy insisted on sitting in her son’s lap, and his gentle and caring nature shone through. Even when her son’s hand got stuck in Stormy’s mouth while they were play-wrestling, Stormy displayed remarkable restraint, avoiding any harm.
Stormy’s kindness extended to when Guerrini’s son fell ill. The pit bull stayed by his side all day, providing comfort and companionship. He was incredibly attentive and seemed to understand when someone needed extra care and attention.
Guerrini couldn’t fathom how Stormy’s previous family could abandon such a loving and well-behaved dog. Despite this betrayal, she remained hopeful that another family would recognize Stormy’s true value and provide him with the loving home he deserved.
Stormy, a lively 2-year-old pit bull, had found his way into Guerrini’s heart as one of her favorites. She was determined to find him the best possible forever home, ensuring that his next family would appreciate his incredible personality and unwavering loyalty.