Friday 1 March 2013


Pit bulls sometimes get a bad name, but here is our doggie friend who is a real pit bull hero. 

Lilly risked her life to pull her unconscious owner from the path of an oncoming freight train last week. The loyal dog suffered serious injuries but saved her owner. Christine Spain was walking home with Lilly when she fell unconscious onto a railway tracks. Before long, a freight train was heading towards them. The driver hit the brakes and got off the train to find woman unharmed. However, Lilly suffered severe injury to her right foot. She also fractured her pelvis in multiple locations and sustained other internal injuries.

David Lanteigne a Boston police officer had rescued Lilly a few years ago as a therapy dog for his mother. David said "I truly believe things happen for a reason. We found Lilly to save her life, and she returned the favour. She almost died here." Lilly's foot could not be saved and her right front leg had to be amputated, but her veterinarian said she should be able to walk once she has recovered. Due to her age, Lilly must recover from the amputation before she can undergo surgery for her other injuries.

Despite the trauma she has endured the canine hero is on the road to recovery. Lilly's owner said "I'm supposed to be the strong one. I'm supposed to be here for her, but she's been so great, so tough through all this that it almost feels like she's the one comforting me, being there for me and making me feel better."

A fund has been set up to help offset Lilly's medical care, which will likely run into the thousands of dollars. For more information, visit

Today we wish Lilly a speedy recovery and a long and happy life.

Yip Yap
Poppy and Abbey