Woman Saves Abandoned Pit Bull From Railroad Tracks Seconds Before Train Comes

Stray animals, particularly dogs, are a common sight in many areas. According to the Humane Society of the United States, there are approximately 70 million stray animals living in the United States, with approximately 6-8 million cats and dogs entering shelters annually.

However, many stray animals remain on the streets, struggling to find food and water to survive. Nina Love, who has always had a passion for helping animals in need, recently had the opportunity to make a difference for one such animal.

She received a message on Facebook alerting her to a dog that had been abandoned at a park near railroad tracks, and knew she had to act quickly to save the animal.

Xena was Rescued by Love and other folks in the area

Website Bored Panda reached out to Nina to find out a little bit more about the whole situation and Xena too. They asked Nina about how she usually receives the news about animals in her area.

“People on social media noticed that I went out to help animals in Philadelphia and more people reached out since being on 6ABC action news. They contact me for help because at times, animal control doesn’t come fast enough. They trust and know that I do the best I can to help and find them homes if they haven’t been claimed.”

The dog had wandered onto the tracks

Said Love: “I lived in Philadelphia all my life and saw dogs and cats abandoned alone in the streets. I love animals so I was pretty upset that they were all alone. Most injured, others with health conditions, and animals simply dumped because their owners no longer want them. I wanted to get up and do something about it so I used my own my money to get supplies and went out every day to find and help them.”

When asked about Xena’s personality this is what Love had to say:

“We are still trying to find out Xena’s personality. She was previously abused and has markings all over her legs that look like dog bites and she is still very scared, so she needs time to decompress given the situation, so that way she can get comfortable. Still very playful, but still needs time to adjust to her new life.”

It’s also quite impressive to know that Nina both rescues and fosters some of the animals she helps off the streets.

“I do foster animals as well. I get them off the streets through rescue if they cannot find fosters of their own, especially medical cases, so that they can heal properly and eventually be put up for adoption so they can go to their forever home.”

Xena was at first afraid to be rescued and almost unapproachable

Love offered up her opinion on the whole story: “I want people to know that it’s possible, especially people of color, to know that animals are important as well and we all reside here on earth together. We must love and respect all signs of life and do our best to speak up and help animals in need. We are the voice for the voiceless and as a community we can make a difference. Talk to your neighbors and encourage others to get involved.”

Here are some more amazing pictures of Xena and Love.  Xena is thriving today.

Thanks to Nina and her friend, Xena got a second chance at life

Xena’s on the road to what is a successful recovery

A little sunlight can’t hurt anyone.

Unfortunately it was confirmed that Xena had been abused in the past.  But now she’s in great hands.

These days it’s more smiling than trauma.

“This is what we do, as advocates in our community trying to make a change and help animals in need”

Here’s what Nina posted to Instagram:

“I stand for all animals and we all do our absolute best to get them off the streets and give them a fighting chance. Those who know me understand how passionate I am. There’s a lot to learn and I’m willing to be open and be educated so I can continue doing what I love.

It takes a village and I won’t lie, I thought I could do it on my own, but you need a strong team to get the job done. I’m thankful for everyone, especially Irene and Stacey (I’m so sorry about your injury). We fought for her and because we came together, she has her second chance at life.” 

Images via Instagram

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