Pit Bull Pulls Unconscious Owner From Path Of Oncoming Train

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An eight year old pit bull is recovering in a Massachusetts animal hospital after conducting a remarkable rescue mission. According to witnesses, the heroic dog saved the life of her owner just before she was hit by an oncoming freight train.

The Massachusetts SPCA said Christine Spain of Shirley was walking home with her dog Lilly when she collapsed on the tracks. Spain’s son, Boston Police Officer David Lanteigne, says a train’s engineer watched in amazement as the dog moved her owner out of harm’s way. Traveling at a high rate of speed, the train was unable to come to a stop, and Lilly was hit seconds after saving Spain.

“The engineer said as he was coming up, he saw the dog pulling her off the tracks. But there wasn’t enough time,” Lanteigne said. “He then saw the dog come around between the train and my mom and take the hit of the train.”

That heroic deed came at substantial cost: veterinarians were forced to amputate a badly mangled leg that was beyond repair. Lilly also suffered a broken pelvis, but remarkably, she is expected to make a full recovery. While receiving treatment for her injuries, the brave dog has been showered with letters of appreciation as news of her story spreads.

For a breed often maligned in media reports this, say pit bull advocates, is just another example of what they are really made of. They say Lilly is a true hero, a sentiment echoed by David Lanteigne.

“Lilly stepped up to the plate – true to form, true to character…and she saved my mom’s life.”

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    • I agree one hundred percent, this wouldn’t have happened if she hadn’t been drinking. Poor baby lost her leg… 🙁

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    • Isnt that the saddest part…dog had to get hurt cause human couldnt control herself …what is wrong with people? :/

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      • yer focus on the bad in this story don’t take the utter joy out of how loyal and loving animals are compared to humans

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        • Dog would not have had to do that if not for the fact she was a drunk. She should feel like crap for being such a terrible human being

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          • We are ALL “terrible human beings”. We are all imperfect and accidents happen. There is no reason to bash Shirley. The correct response is, “Way to go Lilly!” And let’s pray for Shirley’s internal battle.

          • Have a PIT, myself;) LOVE HIM;) THESE IDIOTS THAT ABUSE THIS BREED ARE TRULY, THE SCUM OF THE EARTH!!!!

  1. Amazing! this is exactly why i hate when they label dog breeds as dangerous! this PITBULL is a HERO!! As so many of them are! I’m so glad she’s going to be ok :):):)

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  2. Awww. I wish the media would highlight more stories like this so people could see how amazing pit bulls really are. <3

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