Lilly – The Hero Pit Bull That Saved Her Owner From An Oncoming Freight Train

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A dog’s loyalty to humans is truly unique and quite often awe-inspiring. Take this story of an incident that took place back in 2012. A Pit Bull named Lilly risked her life to pull her unconscious owner from the path of an oncoming freight train.
Lilly saved her owner, Christine Spain from certain death. However, the loyal dog suffered serious injuries in the process.

Spain had received the dog from her son a few years prior to the accident. He had rescued Lilly as a therapy dog for his mother who had been battling with alcoholism.

Thankfully, on the day she fell unconscious on the railroad tracks in Shirley, Mass. Lilly was by her side. With no one else around to alert the emergency services, it wasn’t long before a freight train was heading along the tracks towards where Spain lay helpless.

“I don’t know if she collapsed or what happened, but she passed out,” Rob Halpin, of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals told the Sentinel and Enterprise.

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