Railroad puppies get new homes

Posted at: 12/05/2012 11:40 AM
Updated at: 12/05/2012 5:45 PM
By: Beth Wurtmann

MENANDS - For the Kittle family, the newest member is a real treasure. Pearl is one of two dogs found abused and abandoned on railroad tracks in September, now ready to go home.

"Just thrilled, we got to meet her Friday night she came to our house and interviewed us to see if we were a good match for our family and she loved our dog and we are just thrilled. it's almost surreal," said Susan Kittle.

Pearl is still missing two digits on a back paw. Another sibling found with a hole in its paw later died. A third pit bull with a severed paw named Hudson now prancing on a prosthetic paw...enchanting his new parents, Richard and Rosemarie Nash.

"Just something about both of them when you saw them on TV and pictures. Just fell in love instantly," said Richard Nash.

Both families wrote essays to convince the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society that they could offer medical care and a loving home. The shelter hopes the story will bring in new leads.

"We want to get this person off the street who did this they're a dangerous person they're dangerous to the people in our community they're dangerous to the animals in our community and we want him get caught," said Brad Shear, Executive Director of the animal shelter.

But for Hudson and Pearl, there's only puppy love in their future.

"Look at him he is just gorgeous sweet even after his traumatic start in life, he's a love. He's a love," said Rosemarie Nash.

The two families planned to take dog training classes together and keep the sibling canines in touch.

A $7000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in the case.