Skip to comments.Pit Bull Pulls Unconscious Owner From Path Of Oncoming Train
Posted on 05/08/2012 7:21:24 PM PDT by Bratch
An eight year old pit bull is recovering in a Massachusetts animal hospital after conducting a remarkable rescue mission. According to witnesses, the heroic dog saved the life of her owner just before she was hit by an oncoming freight train.
The Massachusetts SPCA said Christine Spain of Shirley was walking home with her dog Lilly when she collapsed on the tracks. Spains son, Boston Police Officer David Lanteigne, says the trains engineer watched in amazement as the dog moved her owner out of harms way. Traveling at a high rate of speed, the train was unable to come to a stop, and Lilly was hit seconds after saving Spain.
The engineer said as he was coming up, he saw the dog pulling her off the tracks. But there wasnt enough time, Lanteigne said. He then saw the dog come around between the train and my mom and take the hit of the train.
That heroic deed came at substantial cost: veterinarians were forced to amputate a badly mangled leg that was beyond repair. Lilly also suffered a broken pelvis, but remarkably, she is expected to make a full recovery. While receiving treatment for her injuries, the brave dog has been showered with letters of appreciation as news of her story spreads.
For a breed often maligned in media reports, this, say pit bull advocates, is just another example of what they are really made of. They say Lilly is a true hero, a sentiment echoed by David Lanteigne.
Lilly stepped up to the plate true to form, true to character
and she saved my moms life.
"Romney Loses Nomination Over Dog Abuse? -
Romney was traveling that summer with his wife, five sons,
and Seamus to his parent's cottage on Lake Huron.
But hours into the ride, Seamus apparently suffered diarrhea,
which ran down the back window of the car.
David Kravitz wrote on BlueMassGroup, a liberal blog.
"It also strikes me as classic Romney:
it solves a problem efficiently, in a business-like manner,
and with no regard whatsoever for the suffering
that the solution may cause."
"But the details of the event are more than unseemly
- they may, in fact, be illegal.
Massachusetts's animal cruelty laws
specifically prohibit anyone from carrying an animal
"in or upon a vehicle, or otherwise,
in an unnecessarily cruel or inhuman manner
or in a way and manner which might endanger
the animal carried thereon.
"An officer for the Massachusetts Society
for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals responded
to a description of the situation saying
"it's definitely something I'd want to check out."
The officer, Nadia Branca, declined to give
a definitive opinion on whether Romney broke the law
but did note that it's against state law to have a dog
in an open bed of a pick-up truck, and
"if the dog was being carried in a way that endangers it,
that would be illegal."
Barak Obama says, “ A dog like that you don’t eat
all at once”.
Here’s the rest of the title:
Pit Bull Pulls Unconscious Owner From Path Of Oncoming Train...before tearing him to bits and eating him
Hey, my Jack Russel “Shorty” would pull me out of the
way of a train.....well, at least he’d pull a leg or
an arm out of the way...
and then the cops shot the dog.
Hard to see how we humans deserve the love of God or of Dogs, especially these days.
None the less, I pray that I may someday be worthy of such grace, love and acceptance...but all the while not seeing how I could ever be such a human.
You know, that's not even kinda funny.
But were dismayed to discover they shot the dog at the wrong house.
Neither is your tagline:
“Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.”
the war on dogs continues...
I hear Obama wants to invite the heroic pooch to the White House for dinner.
A pitbull saved a life? Are you sure?
To listen to some, including some seriously deluded freepers, all a pit is good for is going on a murderous rampage, killing anything that they see.
I guess it’s not quite as cut and dried as they’d like to pretend.
As a Marine, that was my job.
And I ain’t laughing.
Proves a dog, is a dog, is a dog. And that’s a compliment.
The Wagyu of canine cuisine; Pitbull, it's what's for dinner. - BHO
Nearly every story you read in the press involving Pit Bulls is a negative one. Finally, a positive one! Not that this lopsided coverage reflects reality.
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