A pit bull pulled her unconscious owner from the path of an oncoming train last week in Shirley, Massachusetts, and lost a leg when the train struck her instead. Christine Spain had collapsed onto the tracks during a late-night walk with her dog, Lilly. As the train approached, officials believe that Lilly dragged Spain out of its path. Lilly's right front leg was later amputated at a nearby animal hospital. "My hope is that this story is going to get out and show what pit bulls are truly about," Spain's son and Boston police officer David Lanteigne said. Spain was arrested and put into protective custody after the accident but has since been released.
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