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Hudson the Railroad Puppy

In September 2012, Hudson and his two siblings at just three weeks old were found nailed to the railroad tracks in Albany, New York. The puppies were taken to Mohawk Hudson Humane Society in Menands, NY, where they were given life-saving treatment for their injuries.

Sadly, only two of the pups survived

Hudson had to have his rear paw amputated and Pearl, his surviving sister, lost two toes. A month later, Hudson was fitted with his first in a series of prosthetic limbs. In fact, he was one of the first dogs in New York to be fitted with a prosthetic paw.

The puppies received wonderful care at MHHS, who also asked for prospective forever families to write an essay why they would like to adopt Hudson or Pearl.

The Nash Family

In December 2012, Hudson was adopted by the Nash family, who knew he was special. They felt intuitively that he could do great things and spread awareness about animal cruelty. Rich Nash had a goal for them to become a therapy dog team.

Realising the Dream

Since that time, they have visited adult day care facilities, schools and hospitals. They have also been hospice volunteers visiting patients and their families.

We continue to try to teach the children and everyone we meet that just because you’re different, you are still special in your own “Wooftastic” way. Hudson brings smiles to everyone he meets.” says Rich Nash.

American Humane Hero Dog Award

In 2015, Hudson won the Hero Dog award for a Therapy Dog. Rich Nash said, “I believe in my heart Hudson deserves this award for not only overcoming adversity but for the love and joy he brings to others. Hudson the Railroad Puppy is changing hearts and minds about the pit bull breeds one at a time.”

Hudson is such an inspiration, and brings comfort and joy to many people, despite the terrible abuse he experienced as a young puppy. We applaud MHHS, the doctors nurses, and the Nashes for the care and new purpose they helped create for Hudson.

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