Last week, an 8-year-old pit bull named Lilly pulled her unconscious owner away from an oncoming freight train.
Christine Spain, 54, was walking home from her boyfriend's place with her dog just after midnight on May 3rd when she collapsed onto the train tracks in Shirley, Massachusetts.
ABC News reports that Lilly came to Spain's rescue, using her teeth to pull the woman to safety. Lilly saved the woman, but barely saved herself.
Spain suffered no injuries. Lilly, who was rushed to a nearby emergency animal hospital, fractured her pelvis and lost a leg in the ordeal.
"The first thing I see is just those big, beautiful eyes just looking at me, and next to her, I saw her right front paw was severely damaged," Boston Police Officer David Lanteigne, Spain's son, told ABC News.
Lanteigne rushed to the animal hospital to meet the injured dog. "I saw her tail wagging the first time right there."
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