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.
You’re right, but there is no need to ‘tear’ into the ones that are good, which is what you did.
One hopes the brave dog is still in edible state.
Flat Ass Rules - Unity of Command; Geometry of Fires; Guardian Angel.
Be polite. Be professional. But, Have a plan to kill everyone you meet. Be curteous to everyone and friendly to no one.
There is no better friend and no worse enemy than a US Marine.
Marine General James Mattis
Good men sleep peacefully in their beds at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf -George Orwell
Lovely Lilly! What a ‘smile!’
I’m ashamed to admit that I didn’t even read the first few sentences before jumping the gun and trying to be ‘funny’. I am a dog lover, btw. Rescued many strays in my lifetime.
“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.”
Upon further reflection, I agree with you. It was more of a commentary on the fact that the press almost always puts out bad Pit Bull stories.
That philosophy no doubt works well on the battlefield, or on the streets of many inner cities.
"That philosophy no doubt works well on the battlefield, or on the streets of many inner cities...
Being aware of your surroundings, cognizant of their dangers (and opportunities), and having options if you need to respond to them isn't limited to combat or back alleys.
Good dog, really, really super good dog!
God bless you doggy!
My Shih Tzu would be munching on that as well.
It was more of a commentary on the fact that the press almost always puts out bad Pit Bull stories.
exactly! and that is why I found your comment to be VERY funny.
...having options if you need to respond to them isn't limited to combat or back alleys.
Are you friendly to no one in your community? Do you have a plan to "kill everyone you meet"? I fully get the part about being "aware of your surroundings, cognizant of their dangers". That's just good sense.
"And then he grabbed her (and then)
He tied her up (and then)
He threw her on the railroad tracks (and then)
A train started comin' (and then, and then...!)"
In case you're too young to know the song:
“I come in peace. I didnt bring artillery. But Im pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you f##k with me, Ill kill you all.”
I believe that is a quote from the war in Afghanistan when one of our guys went to a counsel meeting with some locals. (???)
Oh cut it out. Romney may have been a clueless dolt about carrying the dog. But it lived. It wasn’t eaten at the end of the road.
You don’t know how many people were successfully guarded by pit bulls, do you?
The quote is from General Mattis (that I annotated) addressing Iraqi leaders
I have two dogs, one the same breed as Lilly. She wouldn’t hurt a flea and has the sweetest disposition you could imagine. She’s so intelligent and very sensitive. A wonderful dog.
Was that an attempt at humor? It’s hard to tell, since all it really tells us is that you had nothing of value to say, but you couldn’t resist the urge to show us that you had nothing to say.
Pit Bull Pulls Unconscious Owner From Path Of Oncoming Train...
before tearing him to bits and eating him after owner's cat dragged him onto tracks.
Yeah that’s true I guess that makes up for all the mangled kids
The flip side of that, well, we all know....
The Boston news video of Lilly’s story. Good pup.
Every fall “trophy hunters” give their unwanted headless deer to my friend.
Her pack of Pugs & Ibizans, 1 Xolo and 1 GSD mix chow down on the carcasses.
One year they couldn’t get one Pug to abandon the carcass, even to come in at night.
He kept popping up out of the ribcage periodically, absolutely covered in gore...and grinning like mad.
That is *true* “raw feeding”.
This was not her story but it ~could~ have been:
“He then saw the dog come around between the train and my mom and take the hit of the train.
This is called “blocking”.
In dog body language, the dog attempts to present itself as a intermediary between bickering pack members.
It works very well with other dogs; trains, not so much.
Some dogs naturally defensively “block” their owners from perceived threats and if the threat goes away, all is well.
If the threat persists, the dog goes to the next level which is the offense.
This story, though it had a happy ending for the woman, makes me sad because the woman’s addictions cost the loyal dog her leg.
As usual, the dog pays for the owner’s “sins”, whether it be this case or owners not properly socializing/training them which results in inappropriate aggression or attacks.