Pit bull saves owner from being hit by train

Lilly, an eight-year-old pit bull, was adopted from a shelter to be a companion to a Shirley, Mass. police officer’s mother. But she became much more than that when her owner fell unconscious on the railroad tracks near her home.

The pit bull pulled David Lanteigne’s mother off of the tracks as an oncoming train rushed toward them.Then, Lilly lay down between her owner and the train, protecting her–and was instead struck by the train herself.

Learn how Lilly and her owner are doing by viewing the video here.