MENANDS, N.Y. - On Monday, one of the Albany "railroad" puppies - named Hudson - will be fitted for a new prosthetic paw.
Veterinary surgeon Dr. Tom Bowersox will make the first mold on the young male pit-bull puppy, Hudson, missing its back left paw.
Dr. Bowersox assessed the back left legs of the "railroad" puppies soon after they arrived at the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society on Saturday, Sept. 8th. At that time, Dr. Bowersox believed Hudson, whose paw was cut completely off, might be a good candidate for a prosthetic limb.
This puppy, and two others, were found with their paws apparently nailed to railroad tracks at North Pearl Street in Albany on Saturday, Sept. 8th.
All three puppies had severe injuries to their left rear paws. One puppy had a hole through her paw, another had two digits removed from her paw and the third's rear left paw was completely removed. The puppies were brought to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society where one later died from her severe condition.
The surviving two puppies, Hudson and a female named Pearl, are doing well in foster care.
A $7,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) who mutilated and abandoned the puppies and left them to die.
The Humane Society and Albany Police continue to look for any information and ask anyone with information about the person who tortured the animals to call the Albany Police Department at 518-462-8039.