Hudson and 2 siblings at just 3 weeks old were found nailed to the railroad tracks in Albany, NY. Hudson's paw was cut off. After lifesaving treatment for Hudson and Pearl (sadly, Carina did not make it), they became known as the Railroad Puppies.
After surgeries it was decided that Hudson was a great candidate for a prosthetic limb. Hudson became one of the first dogs in New York State to be fitted with a prosthetic paw. (Google “The Railroad Puppies" and you can read the entire story).
After Hudson adopted us I knew he was special and could do great things and spread awareness about animal cruelty. I got him in training with the goal of Hudson and me becoming a “Therapy Dog Team”. We DID!!! Now we visit schools, hospitals, adult day care facilities and we are now also hospice volunteers visiting with patients and their families. We 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. 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. Thank you for your consideration for this prestigious award.
More background: http://news10.com/2015/03/10/railroad-puppy-in-the-running-for-national-hero-dog-award/
The “railroad puppy” Hudson is nominated for a national award http://wp.me/p5hgNl-xgA Please vote for him! via