Lilly the Pitbull Hero

Lilly’s family wanted to share this with everyone – and to say thanks for the overwhelming response to her story. David Lanteigne says Lilly will bounce back soon. “Very sad but with her strong nature she will be back to her ol’ self doing her spin moves running up and down my front yard!”




Comments

  1. super lilly

  2. Awesome Lilly

  3. bless you Lilly. xxx

  4. what a pretty girl… love this shot…

  5. Kris says on  05/10/2012 at 1:24 pm

    TriPod (or TriPawd) doggers do just fine. The hard part will be supporting her back end and keeping her quiet while healing. My prayers to Lilly and her family.

  6. Phillip says on  05/10/2012 at 1:24 pm

    At the end of the video there is an address for a fund established to help support Lilly’s medical care and rehab.

  7. Carol says on  05/10/2012 at 1:26 pm

    Lilly is truly a hero and an ambassador for her breed. This is a great video. It shows so well the bond and obvious love between her and her family. I didn’t “lose it” until the very last clip. :o)

  8. Wot a brave dog hope she gets all better soon

  9. Leida says on  05/10/2012 at 1:27 pm

    love this dog, so beautiful and amazing. Dogs are the best! <3

  10. Adrian says on  05/10/2012 at 1:29 pm

    and ppl say in trinidad pittbulls bad! dem dont kno!

  11. Jerri says on  05/10/2012 at 1:31 pm

    Such a beautiful soul..Bless you Lilly <3

  12. How much (golden retrievers) please any information about the price thnx alot

  13. Teresa says on  05/10/2012 at 1:31 pm

    Hope she heals & adjusts to the amputation quickly. So very glad she survived. Such an angel.

  14. Good girl Lilly:) Hope you heal quickly!

  15. Michele L says on  05/10/2012 at 1:33 pm

    Same with me Carol, the tears were flowing. What a sweet girl, I hope she recovers fully and can go home soon.

    • Carol says on  05/12/2012 at 3:12 pm

      Hearing her whimpering and whining while she was licking his face was what did it, I think! sweet dog!

  16. Bobbi says on  05/10/2012 at 1:33 pm

    Such an amazing, beautiful story!!! Thanks for sharing

  17. Kara says on  05/10/2012 at 1:40 pm

    Beautiful dog, and a beautiful, loving family. Lilly will pull through with all the love <3

  18. Susan says on  05/10/2012 at 1:41 pm

    WoW what a Hero this Furbaby is!!! <3 Amazing story…Thanks for sharing this story.

  19. Donna says on  05/10/2012 at 1:44 pm

    Will she need wheels in the short term, until her pelvis heals? Maybe Eddie’s Wheels can help.

  20. I know I shouldn’t watch these videos because they all make me cry. What a brave little lady. She should get a medal. XXxxXX

  21. Raytha says on  05/10/2012 at 1:59 pm

    Lilly for President!! :)

  22. This is a great video Lilly is a very loved baby:)

  23. Faith says on  05/10/2012 at 2:01 pm

    Poor Lily is clearly in so much pain that it just makes me cry that her “mom” was such a sick alcoholic that she passed out on the tracks. Lily pulled her to safety trying to get out of the way of the train because her alky owner (I’d say “mom” but no mom would treat a precious dog like that) was tangled in her leash.

    I would be happy to donate to Lily’s care, but it would only go to more alcohol so I’m sending it directly to the vet with the hopes and prayers that Lily goes to a GOOD person who appreciates her for who she is and where her life is not threatened by a sick freak who drinks herself into oblivion.

    To Lily’s current owner: GET HELP!!! You are an alcoholic! Google it!

    • Anonymous says on  05/10/2012 at 6:58 pm

      Self righteousness is just as ugly as alcoholism.

    • Sammie says on  05/10/2012 at 7:09 pm

      SERIOUSLY U EVIL TWAT??? STFU she knows shes an alcoholic and Lilly has been her only connection to the this world… why cant people just take a story about the bond of a women and her dog for what it is BEAUTIFUL AND TOUCHING …. im guessing your friggin perfect right??? Lilly and her MOM need Support and love right now… Not harsh criticisms from rude strangers

    • Anonymous says on  05/11/2012 at 6:31 pm

      Wow, it takes a lot of nerve to sit in judgement of someone you don’t know. How dare you!

    • BARBARA says on  05/11/2012 at 7:35 pm

      YES LILLY IS IN TERRIBLE PAIN BUT TO HER SHE DID WHAT NEEDED TO BE DONE. I AM BY NO MEAN CONDONING WHAT HER OWNER DID TO CAUSE THESE INJURIES TO LILY BUT LILY LOVED HER ENOUGH TO PUT HER OWN LIFE ON THE LINE TO SAVE HER……SO BEFORE YOU MAKE SUCH A RASH JUDGEMENT OF THE OWNER MAYBE YOU NEED TO WALK IN HER SHOES FOR A FEW MILES. I AM SO READY TO RIP THE HEAD OFF OF ANYONE WHO WOULD DELIBERATLY HARM AN ANIMAL AND I DON’T BELIEVE THIS IS THE CASE HERE. BUT IN REALITY DOES IT REALLY MATTER WHAT WE THINK, IT WAS LILLY’S CALL AND SHE DID WHAT SHE THOUGHT BEST, AND I TRULY BELIEVE LILLY KNOWS HER OWNER BETTER THEN ALL OF US AND TO HER SHE WAS WORTH SAVING. MAYBE IF MORE HUMANS HAD THE SAME COMPASSION AND LOVE IN THEIR HEARTS AS LILLY DID WE WOULD BE LIVING IN A BETTER PLACE.

      • BARBARA says on  05/11/2012 at 8:05 pm

        BY THE WAY …MY POST WAS DIRECTED TO FAITH. I CAN SYMPATHIZE WITH YOUR FEELING FOR LILLY, BUT THINK ABOUT IT LILLYS BOND WITH HER OWNER WAS STRONGER THEN ANY TRAIN.

      • nicole viens says on  05/12/2012 at 10:21 am

        Thank You Barbara for you kind words and both Lillys owner and ADOPTER 3.5 yrs ago LOVE HER AS MUCH AS LILLY LOVES THEM… Everyone YES is Entitled to their opinion, ALTHOUGH Please read the articles that are posted on F.B And You Tube as well as angell animal hosp. Before you Judge. This is A VERY Difficult time for ALL ANIMAL LOVERS NEVERLESS THE FAMILY THE THE PITBULL HERO LILLY! Thanks to all whom have kept Prayers and donations coming . I KNOW the FAMILY is EXTREMELY OVERWELMED with The positive outcome of Lillys Recovery! THANKS AGAIN & GOD BLESS. I LOVE YOU LILLY, DAVID and chris… Nicole Viens

    • Anonymous says on  05/11/2012 at 11:13 pm

      Wow, judgemental! Glad you have it all figured out..

    • IEM says on  05/12/2012 at 3:06 pm

      Wow, Faith. Your lack of compassion is nasty and ugly. Did you even watch the video? Her son, a policeman, and his family are taking care of Lilly’s mom and help her deal with her alcoholism. He obviously loves this dog to pieces, and you’re blind if you can’t see that. If you did a little research before rushing to judgement, you’d know that the account is in her son’s name, as he is the one dealing with the vet.

      • Faith says on  05/13/2012 at 1:48 pm

        And for the few of you who do not like the fact that I am speaking the truth, would you entrust the care of YOUR dog to this woman?

        Lack of compassion? Did you actually READ my post? My compassion is overflowing for poor Lily! It’s her owner I’d like to see charged with animals endangerment!

        I stand by my original post. It is because of the woman’s ALCOHOLISM and the FACT that she PASSED OUT on the railroad tracks that she put Lily in mortal danger. She needs help and Lily needs a new home.

    • Anonymous says on  05/12/2012 at 8:58 pm

      I think you are absolutly right!!!

  24. Tracie says on  05/10/2012 at 2:01 pm

    I cried<3

  25. HAVING 2 PITS, THANKS, DON’T EVER UNDERESTAIMATE MOTHER NATURE. SHE HAS HER COVERED…..

  26. April says on  05/10/2012 at 2:07 pm

    So proud of you Lilly..I love Pits.

  27. Marta says on  05/10/2012 at 2:08 pm

    Lilly is incredible – hopefully the mother is in rehab.

  28. Make me cry too..They are amazing dogs…she Looks just like my boy Coby!!!:)

  29. Sue says on  05/10/2012 at 2:10 pm

    What a GREAT ambassador for Pit Bulls everywhere!!

  30. To help Lilly watch the video at the end there is an address for a fund being set up for her medical care. You can also donate through mspca http://www.mspca.org/helplilly

  31. Trisha says on  05/10/2012 at 2:12 pm

    My favorite part is, this dog was genuinely loved prior to the accident, you can tell by all the beautiful photos of her.

  32. so bittersweet.

  33. Please …i’m so crying when I saw this video …and when I saw this family with Lily ..i think at my famly with my husband and my two dogs ….I’d like to help with a donation ….But from France ….I need a IBAN and a Swift to send money ..can you make something for me to help Lily …thanks …

  34. wonderful dog!!

  35. Christina says on  05/10/2012 at 2:27 pm

    Lily needs a facebook page so all her friends can follow her amazing story and progress!

  36. pure love <3 God bless this dog

  37. Trisha says on  05/10/2012 at 2:35 pm

    And a chip in with a paypal address.

  38. Awesome video, awesome story. One I know those that hate the breed will not acknowledge, other than to challenge whether it actually happened (seriously?!) or claim that Lilly was actually attacking her owner when it happened. Ignorance and hate cannot, I suppose, handle things that are good and positive.

  39. Cyndi says on  05/10/2012 at 2:48 pm

    This makes me hate her human even more. . We are responsible every moment for our pets.

  40. Beautiful story about a beautiful pitt named Lily!! This babies are amazing !! It once again shows how loving and bonded a fur baby is !

  41. Please feel better sweet Lilly! You are thought about, prayed for and loved by many, even though we have never met you. Just because you are who you are and for what you did and have given up, all because of the love you have for your human mom. You are truly a hero little girl. God bless you!

  42. Hey Maryland, look at this video….

  43. Lisa says on  05/10/2012 at 3:20 pm

    ? Life with Dogs… How can we hook up Lilly with OrthoPets: Orthotics and Prosthetics for animals… They are on Facebook … WE MUST GET THEM HER STORY asap !!!
    What a true hero… and thanks to the family for the update !!! Love you Lilly!!!!!!!!!!!!

  44. kylie says on  05/10/2012 at 7:36 pm

    What an incredible story and an even more incredible dog.
    Lilly – you are loved by many.

  45. Cheryl F says on  05/11/2012 at 11:14 am

    That love is beautiful to behold – makes my day.

  46. Awww, sweet Lilly. I love how the family has put up photos of her family canine and human near her. LOVE.

  47. Lilly is a Hero and a strong survivor…you are all in our hearts!

  48. Deborah says on  05/12/2012 at 3:02 pm

    I am so proud of Lily but question what the heck the person was doing on the tracks in the first place with an oncoming train. :(( Also share concerns about current recalls.

  49. WOW it brought me tears to my face because i do own a pit my self

  50. Nichole says on  05/12/2012 at 3:02 pm

    Fortunately, I know a family member and can warn them about the china stuff. Dogswell, please be responsible and stop! We used to love your treats, but wouldn’t touch them with a ten foot pole now.

  51. great reminds me of my pit satarr

  52. Annie says on  05/12/2012 at 3:03 pm

    I want to like this a million times. So wonderful!

  53. LIEBE GEMA ….. m leider ist dieses Video in D. nicht verfügbar! DANKE !!!!!!

  54. Kathi says on  05/12/2012 at 3:08 pm

    That’s awesome for Lilly! Now the owner/mom needs a membership to AA so it doesn’t happen again!

  55. No treats from China, PLEASE ?! :-(

  56. Hope says on  05/12/2012 at 3:09 pm

    PLEASE DO NOT GIVE LILY DOGSWELL CHICKEN JERKY TREATS!!!! They are made in China and have caused hundreds if dogs to become very ill and die. Google it and you’ll find tons of info and an FDA report on these China made treats. Lily has been thru enough please make sure she doesn’t eat these.

  57. Debbie says on  05/12/2012 at 3:10 pm

    Why was my post deleted when just trying to warn about the treats from China?

  58. Pamela says on  05/12/2012 at 3:14 pm

    I boo·hooed through this video, what a wonderful dog…how loyal and amazing……

  59. No comments have been deleted, but fb has eaten a post and 3 other comments today…

  60. Debbie says on  05/12/2012 at 3:17 pm

    thank you :)

  61. Debbie says on  05/12/2012 at 3:18 pm

    Even if it is free, please do not give Lilly food or treats from China!

  62. awesome Dog . Lily needs a home where she is not w/ some drunk bitch . the owner needs 2 stop drinking . I am pissed !!! this poor dog saved her life wen she was drunk and passed out on the track . what a pile crap …Lily is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!

  63. thank you for the heads up on the Dog treats from china , I am calling all my friends and telling them ~!

  64. Kim says on  05/12/2012 at 3:26 pm

    Pittys and shepherds are wonderful loyal dogs. I cried while watching this video. She is def a hero!!! You can see the love for her family in her smiling face. Beautiful dog inside and out!

  65. Nichole says on  05/12/2012 at 3:27 pm

    Understand the whole story before you trash the family and call people names! The womans son, a boston police officer, is the one who adopted Lilly and is doing everything for this very well loved dog.

  66. Sumi says on  05/12/2012 at 3:36 pm

    I hope her owner get’s sober so she doesn’t risk Lilly’s life again. Did you know she passed out on the tracks drunk? That’s why Lilly risked her life, lost her leg, and became seriously injured. Why isn’t anybody talking about this? Animal Welfare???? Food is great, but what about the more important issue? Her safety???

  67. Patrice says on  05/12/2012 at 3:36 pm

    SHARED

  68. Get well soon Lilly! My Galena and I are pulling for ya sweetie!

  69. Polly says on  05/12/2012 at 3:46 pm

    So happy to hear the good news!!!!! feel better soon Lilly!!!

  70. So glad that people who weren’t there seem to know the details…really??? Leave the family alone and be THANKFUL that the dog saved her life. It’s obvious that Lilly has more brains than all of you who continue to judge people. It’s sickening. Thank you for the update on her getting food from this company.

  71. Lynn says on  05/12/2012 at 3:53 pm

    one brave little dog so happy she is going home get better Lillyxx

  72. Sally says on  05/12/2012 at 3:54 pm

    Great news on Lilly – but PLEASE NO DOGSWELL treats from CHINA!! We don’t want her back at the vets or worse…!

  73. Liz says on  05/12/2012 at 3:55 pm

    Alcoholism is a disease. “Judge ye not lest ye be judged.”

  74. That’s so good 2 hear that lilly should be getting out of hospital 2moro

  75. Jackie says on  05/12/2012 at 3:58 pm

    I just hope that Lilly can live the happy… fat n content … without having to be her mother’s keeper.

  76. Brill to hear that amazing doggys getting home, good luck when ur home Lilly x x

  77. Lisa says on  05/12/2012 at 4:00 pm

    awesome, Lily! Get well soon!

  78. Tami says on  05/12/2012 at 4:59 pm

    Dogswell lists MADE in CHINA – does that include chicken product from china too??? Not a fan of DOGSWELL

  79. thats wonderful news!!

  80. Bonita says on  05/12/2012 at 5:16 pm

    Lilly……you are truly a wonderful creature God! I know He will send the healing you need….you are not done on this earth!!! I love you,beautiful!!!

  81. Sandy says on  05/12/2012 at 5:27 pm

    ♥♥ ♥♥

  82. How wonderful! THANK YOU!!! <3

  83. Kathi says on  05/12/2012 at 5:39 pm

    @Karen….the details are that the woman passed out because she was drunk and the dog risked her life to save her. That isn’t passing judgement on the woman, it is stating the facts as they’ve been told. Lilly would not be dealing with this horrific event if it wasn’t for the irresponsibility of her owner. THAT is what is sickening!

  84. Linda says on  05/12/2012 at 5:45 pm

    makes me cry ♥

  85. Angela C says on  05/12/2012 at 6:31 pm

    I believe that Liliy was there for just that reason… to save the life of one she loves. The entire family is lucky to have been sent such an angel :)

  86. Jenny says on  05/12/2012 at 8:05 pm

    Somebody should put that picture in bronze.

  87. Patricia says on  05/12/2012 at 8:42 pm

    Great, glad to hear she is better and finally getting to go Home!

  88. Dawn says on  05/12/2012 at 9:53 pm

    Can not see the address to send donations to due to the message about how her initial funding has paid for her hospitalizatiion…,PLease provide donation information

  89. Yay Lilly-God bless you and your family!

  90. Michael says on  05/13/2012 at 8:49 am

    I had a pitt and her name was Jenniffer she is in heaven now from old age but she was the sweeest dog ever. To many times these dog get a bad rap it’s not the dog but owners!

  91. Anonymous says on  05/13/2012 at 10:31 pm

    Omg. I cried when I seen this video and held my Pit “Lilly belle ” a lil bit Tighter

  92. MIchelle says on  05/16/2012 at 4:10 pm

    Lord, Bless the lives that make ours so worth living, those 4-legged critters we call our friends and sometimes life-savers… Bless you Lilly and family.

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