11 May '12, 4am

Hero Pit Bull Drags Unconscious Owner Off Railroad Tracks | Care2 Causes

Hero Pit Bull Drags Unconscious Owner Off Railroad Tracks | Care2 Causes

A Pit bull dog named Lilly is being called a hero after dragging her unconscious owner from the path of an oncoming train. Lilly’s owner was unharmed, but the 8 year-old dog was struck by the train. While walking home from her boyfriend’s home at midnight with Lilly on May 3, Christine Spain collapsed on the railroad tracks after apparently having too much to drink. Authorities in Shirley, Massachusetts say a train was heading down the tracks at the same time. The train’s engineer and the only witness reported seeing a dog “frantically pulling at a woman as he drew closer.” He did everything he could to stop the train. He heard a thump and thought he had hit both Lilly and her owner. When he was finally able to come to a complete stop, he found Spain safely on the side of the tracks, but Lilly had been severely injured. The muscles and skin on her right paw were torn away,...

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