An 8-year-old Pit bull named Lilly is being credited with saving her owner from being struck and killed by a freight train late last week.

The harrowing situation took place on May 3 in Shirley, Mass. after Lilly’s guardian collapsed on the train tracks.

According to a story published today at My Fox Boston , the train’s engineer witnessed Lilly pulling her owner, Christine Spain, off of the tracks. Despite efforts to stop the train, Lilly was struck and suffered serious injuries.

The impact from the massive train de-gloved Lily‘s right foot and fractured her pelvis. The heroic dog also suffered several internal injuries. Unfortunately, the veterinarians were not able to save Lilly’s injured leg.

Thanks to Lilly’s amazing efforts, the woman who collapsed on the tracks did not suffer any injuries.

According to the report, even when first responders arrived to the scene, Lilly stayed by the side of her unconscious guardian.

Right now, Lilly is recovering from her injuries at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston. Lilly’s veterinary expenses are high and a fund has been established to help raise what is necessary to facilitate her full recovery.

Please click here  to learn more about how you can help Lilly financially.

An absolutely amazing rescue effort by an extraordinarily devoted dog. Good girl Lilly.

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