HUDSON, N.Y. - The railroad puppies are on their way to new homes Wednesday, just in time for the holidays.
Hudson and Pearl, known as the railroad puppies, are going home with their new families after being with the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society since September.
Hudson has been adopted by Rosemarie and Richard Nash, from Schodack, and Pearl has been adopted by the Kittle family of Poestenkill - Susan, Sean, Jordan and Seth.
The two families say they plan to schedule play dates so Pearl and Hudson will be apart of each other's lives.
The Humane Society asked people interested in adopting Hudson and Pearl to submit an email essay saying why their home would be a perfect fit. After hundreds of emails, careful consideration and several meet-and-greets, the families adopting Hudson and Pearl were selected.
Three puppies, one whom died from her severe condition, were found by railroad workers apparently nailed by their paws to railroad tracks at North Pearl Street in Albany on 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 then brought to the shelter and placed in a foster home where they recovered.
Hudson, the puppy missing his back left paw, was fitted with his new prosthetic paw at the Society on Nov. 12th by a veterinary surgeon. The fitting was the final step before the puppies were altered and ready to be adopted.
So far, there have been no arrests. A $7,000 reward is still 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. Anyone with information should call the Albany Police Department at 518-462-8039.