Like many a hero before him, Hudson the Railroad Puppy overcame a harrowing ordeal on his journey to a happier life.
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His origin story begins in September 2012 with tragedy: Someone nailed the paws of 3-week-old Hudson, and those of his two sisters, to a railroad track. Railroad workers happened upon the cruelly wounded pit bull trio, who were also wracked by malnutrition and dehydration. One of Hudson's sisters, the pup's Facebook page recounts, did not survive.
Taken under the nurturing wings of Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, brother and sister began the long process of recuperation. An emergency surgery cost Hudson his paw but saved his life. And by October, the dog had received a prosthetic leg, the first of several he would wear as he grew. A few months later, both Hudson and his sister Pearl had forever homes.