MENANDS, N.Y. - One of the "railroad" puppies, Hudson, missing his back left paw will receive a new prosthetic paw at the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society Monday.
Soon after the "railroad" puppies, Hudson and his sister Pearl, arrived at the shelter on September 8th, it was determined Hudson was a candidate for the prosthetic paw.
Pearl is missing her two center toes but veterinarians do not believe this to be an issue for her.
10-week-old Hudson will be fitted Monday afternoon by Dr. Tom Bowersox, a board certified veterinary surgeon. The fitting is the final step before he will be ready to be adopted.
The two pit bull-type puppies, along with a third which did not survive due to her severe condition, were found on September 8th by railroad workers on the on the railroad tracks at North Pearl Street in Albany. The puppies appeared to have been nailed to the tracks by their paws.
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.
As the "railroad puppies" story became known, hundreds of people from all over the country offered support and wanted to know when the puppies would be ready for adoption.
Those who would like to like to adopt one or both of the puppies should send an email by 6:00pm Monday, November 12th to firstname.lastname@example.org explaining why they would be perfect pet parent. Humane Society staff will ultimately pick the winning family.
Albany Police ask that anyone with information about how or who could have hurt the puppies call them at 518-462-8039. A $7,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest.