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!”







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  • May 10, 2012 1:18 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Karin

    super lilly

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  • May 10, 2012 1:20 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Linda

    Awesome Lilly

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  • May 10, 2012 1:23 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Geraldine

    bless you Lilly. xxx

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  • May 10, 2012 1:24 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Gale Doug

    what a pretty girl… love this shot…

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    May 10, 2012 1:24 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Kris

    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.

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    May 10, 2012 1:24 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Phillip

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

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    May 10, 2012 1:26 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Carol

    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)

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  • May 10, 2012 1:26 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Robert

    Wot a brave dog hope she gets all better soon

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    May 10, 2012 1:27 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Leida

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

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    May 10, 2012 1:29 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Adrian

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

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    May 10, 2012 1:31 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Jerri

    Such a beautiful soul..Bless you Lilly <3

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  • May 10, 2012 1:31 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Emad

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

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      May 11, 2012 11:10 amPosted 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Go visit an animal shelter – adopt, don’t shop. Save a life.

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      May 11, 2012 9:36 pmPosted 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      please see above to find out further info thanks

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    May 10, 2012 1:31 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Teresa

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

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  • May 10, 2012 1:32 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Karen

    Good girl Lilly:) Hope you heal quickly!

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    May 10, 2012 1:33 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Michele L

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

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      May 12, 2012 3:12 pmPosted 2 years ago
      Carol

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

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    May 10, 2012 1:33 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Bobbi

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

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    May 10, 2012 1:40 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Kara

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

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    May 10, 2012 1:41 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Susan

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

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    May 10, 2012 1:44 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Donna

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

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  • May 10, 2012 1:48 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Ann

    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

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    May 10, 2012 1:59 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Raytha

    Lilly for President!! :)

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  • May 10, 2012 2:00 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Wanda

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

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    May 10, 2012 2:01 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Faith

    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!

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      May 10, 2012 6:58 pmPosted 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Self righteousness is just as ugly as alcoholism.

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      May 10, 2012 7:09 pmPosted 2 years ago
      Sammie

      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

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      May 11, 2012 6:31 pmPosted 2 years ago
      Anonymous

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

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      May 11, 2012 7:35 pmPosted 2 years ago
      BARBARA

      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.

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        May 11, 2012 8:05 pmPosted 2 years ago
        BARBARA

        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.

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        May 12, 2012 10:21 amPosted 2 years ago
        nicole viens

        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

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      May 11, 2012 11:13 pmPosted 2 years ago
      Anonymous

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

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      May 12, 2012 3:06 pmPosted 2 years ago
      IEM

      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.

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        May 13, 2012 1:48 pmPosted 2 years ago
        Faith

        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.

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      May 12, 2012 8:58 pmPosted 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      I think you are absolutly right!!!

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    May 10, 2012 2:01 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Tracie

    I cried<3

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  • May 10, 2012 2:04 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Jim Polenske Sr

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

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    May 10, 2012 2:07 pmPosted 2 years ago
    April

    So proud of you Lilly..I love Pits.

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    May 10, 2012 2:08 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Marta

    Lilly is incredible – hopefully the mother is in rehab.

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  • May 10, 2012 2:09 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Arlene

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

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    May 10, 2012 2:10 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Sue

    What a GREAT ambassador for Pit Bulls everywhere!!

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  • May 10, 2012 2:12 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Melissa

    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

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    May 10, 2012 2:12 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Trisha

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

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  • May 10, 2012 2:19 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Jana

    so bittersweet.

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  • May 10, 2012 2:22 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Aline

    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 …

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  • May 10, 2012 2:22 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Sue

    wonderful dog!!

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    May 10, 2012 2:27 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Christina

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

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  • May 10, 2012 2:34 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Nataša

    pure love <3 God bless this dog

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    May 10, 2012 2:35 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Trisha

    And a chip in with a paypal address.

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  • May 10, 2012 2:38 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Erika

    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.

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    May 10, 2012 2:48 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Cyndi

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

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      May 11, 2012 8:44 pmPosted 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      I agree

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  • May 10, 2012 2:49 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Lynn

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

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  • May 10, 2012 2:58 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Gloria

    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!

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  • May 10, 2012 3:01 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Becky

    Hey Maryland, look at this video….

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    May 10, 2012 3:20 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Lisa

    ? 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!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    May 10, 2012 7:36 pmPosted 2 years ago
    kylie

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

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    May 11, 2012 11:14 amPosted 2 years ago
    Cheryl F

    That love is beautiful to behold – makes my day.

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  • May 11, 2012 11:08 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Carol

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

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  • May 12, 2012 12:31 amPosted 2 years ago
    Roma

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

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    May 12, 2012 3:02 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Deborah

    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.

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  • May 12, 2012 3:02 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Oscar

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

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    May 12, 2012 3:02 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Nichole

    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.

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  • May 12, 2012 3:03 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Sherry

    great reminds me of my pit satarr

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    May 12, 2012 3:03 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Annie

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

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  • May 12, 2012 3:08 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Maximilian

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

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    May 12, 2012 3:08 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Kathi

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

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  • May 12, 2012 3:08 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Lorrie

    No treats from China, PLEASE ?! :-(

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    May 12, 2012 3:09 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Hope

    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.

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    May 12, 2012 3:10 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Debbie

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

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    May 12, 2012 3:14 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Pamela

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

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  • May 12, 2012 3:16 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Anonymous

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

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    May 12, 2012 3:17 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Debbie

    thank you :)

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    May 12, 2012 3:18 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Debbie

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

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  • May 12, 2012 3:18 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Douglas

    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!!!!!!!!!!

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  • May 12, 2012 3:22 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Douglas

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

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    May 12, 2012 3:26 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Kim

    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!

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    May 12, 2012 3:27 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Nichole

    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.

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    May 12, 2012 3:36 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Sumi

    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???

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    May 12, 2012 3:36 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Patrice

    SHARED

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  • May 12, 2012 3:37 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Zoe

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

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    May 12, 2012 3:46 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Polly

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

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  • May 12, 2012 3:48 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Karen

    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.

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    May 12, 2012 3:53 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Lynn

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

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    May 12, 2012 3:54 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Sally

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

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    May 12, 2012 3:55 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Liz

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

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  • May 12, 2012 3:55 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Robert

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

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    May 12, 2012 3:58 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Jackie

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

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  • May 12, 2012 3:59 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Roslynn

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

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    May 12, 2012 4:00 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Lisa

    awesome, Lily! Get well soon!

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    May 12, 2012 4:59 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Tami

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

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  • May 12, 2012 5:07 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Marsha

    thats wonderful news!!

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    May 12, 2012 5:16 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Bonita

    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!!!

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    May 12, 2012 5:27 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Sandy

    ♥♥ ♥♥

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  • May 12, 2012 5:36 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Letta

    How wonderful! THANK YOU!!! <3

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    May 12, 2012 5:39 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Kathi

    @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!

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    May 12, 2012 5:45 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Linda

    makes me cry ♥

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    May 12, 2012 6:31 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Angela C

    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 :)

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  • May 12, 2012 6:36 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Nancy
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    May 12, 2012 8:05 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Jenny

    Somebody should put that picture in bronze.

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    May 12, 2012 8:42 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Patricia

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

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    May 12, 2012 9:53 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Dawn

    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

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  • May 12, 2012 10:15 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Carrie

    Yay Lilly-God bless you and your family!

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    May 13, 2012 8:49 amPosted 2 years ago
    Michael

    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!

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    May 13, 2012 10:31 pmPosted 2 years ago
    Anonymous

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

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    May 16, 2012 4:10 pmPosted 2 years ago
    MIchelle

    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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