Years After Rescuing “Hurricane Dog,” Owner Wants Former Family to Know She Was Well-Loved

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Zoey the “Hurricane Dog” was loved, Beth Cerullo says, but she has always felt bad, knowing her original human “parents” may never have known what had happened to her.

Zoey was a hurricane “foundling.” The mid-sized tri-color terrier was found outside Saint Barnabas Medical Center by staff members in September, 2004, as Hurricane Ivan raged.

The dog was an escape artist, says Cerullo, who must have run out of her house during the storm. “She kept running away from anyone who initially tried to help her – probably trying to get back home – but she’d always come back, or someone managed to always catch her, eventually,” Cerullo says. On the final “catch,” she was taken to a veterinarian, cleaned up, and cared for.

 

 

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