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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.

The only witness to the incident was the train driver. He told the police that he saw a dog frantically pulling at a woman as he drew closer.

The driver also said that even though he couldn’t stop the train in time, the dog would not give up and move off the tracks. He continued pulling on his owner in an attempt to save her.

The driver did everything he could. He heard a thump and thought he hit both.

After the train stopped and the driver got off, he found that the woman was unharmed. Lilly had dragged her off the tracks in time. Unfortunately, the 8-year-old Pit Bull had taken the impact herself. She suffered a severe injury to her right foot. She also fractured her pelvis in multiple locations and sustained other internal injuries.

In the end, Lilly’s foot could not be saved and her right front leg had to be amputated. Over time she recovered from her other impact injuries.
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Pit Bulls are awesome dogs, I have had quite a few, and they have always been good loving pets.
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I agree. Have a new mix with an American pit terrier...and it's an American Bulldog...darn thing used to pull my arms almost clean out of my sockets when we'd walk. He's got a great personality, though. He's my bud.
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Good for Lily, but I am afraid of bull dogs
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Good for Lily, but I am afraid of bull dogs
Bull dogs and pits are an entirely different breed.

I love them both.. all dogs in fact.
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Bull dogs and pits are an entirely different breed.

I love them both.. all dogs in fact.
Even me pop? yep, all dogs are good, some just have bad owners.

I have a picture of my dad in 1926, he was 3 years old sitting on the porch with his massive bull terrier named Bugs. He was twice as big as dad, and dad was a big kid for his age. That's back when American Bull Terriers were the standard family dog.
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Even me pop? yep, all dogs are good, some just have bad owners.

I have a picture of my dad in 1926, he was 3 years old sitting on the porch with his massive bull terrier named Bugs. He was twice as big as dad, and dad was a big kid for his age. That's back when American Bull Terriers were the standard family dog.
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Good for Lily, but I am afraid of bull dogs
This is an American Bulldog..not quite as goofy looking.

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