Pit Bull Rescues Unconscious Owner from Oncoming Train
By SYDNEY LUPKI
Courtesy Angell Animal Medical Center
an 8-year-old Pit Bull, who saved her owner from an oncoming freight
train last week, is recovering at Angell Animal Medical Center in
Move over, Lassie. A Massachusetts pit bull named Lilly took on a
freight train last week to save her owner, who collapsed unconscious
onto the tracks during a late-night walk in Shirley.
The 8-year-old dog used her teeth to pull Christine Spain, 54, off the
tracks as the train approached. While Spain emerged unscathed, Lilly
lost a leg.
The train's engineer, who didn't want to give his name, said he spotted
the woman and her dog on the tracks just after midnight on May 3,
according to the Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston. He said he
tried to stop the train in time but feared he'd hit them both. When he
got out, he found that Spain was unharmed, but the train's wheels had
sliced through Lilly's front right leg, which was bleeding heavily...Continue reading...