Hudson — Therapy

Charity Partner: Hand in Paw

Hudson and his two siblings at just three weeks old were found badly abused in Albany, NY near the local railroad tracks. Hudson’s paw had to be amputated due to his injuries. After lifesaving treatment for Hudson and Pearl (sadly, Carina did not make it), they became known as the “Railroad Puppies.” After several surgeries it was decided that Hudson was a great candidate for a prosthetic limb. Hudson became one of the first dogs in New York 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 that Hudson and me would become a therapy dog team. We DID!!! We’ve visited schools, hospitals, adult day care facilities and we have been hospices volunteers visiting with 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. 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.

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