Hi everyone. I am new here. Long story short I am hoping for help in our decision to formally adopt a beagle in need. My daughter and I found the approx. 2 yr old on the side of I-95 on Christmas morning. We were driving from Hilton Head to NJ and hoping to make it for dinner. However, we couldn't leave this guy there, he was dragging one leg behind him and emaciated. We found an emergency vet that would meet us on this cold snowy day, and then an amazing rescue place to take him to to get him care. Since then he has had his leg amputated as it was broken in 3 places and atrophied. He also had a terrible case of heart worms. We have raised money for his care, and have visited him as well as are emotionally attached. Problem is, we live on Hilton Head, close to the beach where fences aren't allowed in the plantations. We also have cats. This sweet guy who is very loveable would have to be on a leash. But he only has three legs. Our biggest worry is our cats. We have always had dogs but I have been told beagles aren't always good with cats. He would be an indoor dog with lots of walks. We also live on the water. Can they swim? Our labs could of course. I want him to have the best of life. Because he has a heart of gold. But I don't want to risk our cats if they aren't good with them and I don't want him to be unhappy without a fenced yard. Any suggestions?