"It took nearly three hours from the train hitting her to animal control arriving, to them bringing her to BARCS for processing to us sending her immediately to an emergency clinic," Bailey Deacon, director of communications at BARCS, told The Dodo. "But she never lost consciousness, which is why she's a miracle. All details of the story point to her not making it, but she did."
Molly wouldn't be alive today if it weren't for the swift action taken by Amtrak officer Kevin McMullen, who picked up her battered body from the train tracks. "He told us that - even in her moment of horror, as Molly was rapidly losing blood - she was trying to give him kisses as he lifted her," BARCS noted in a Facebook post two days after the incident.
McMullen, who dutifully visited Molly while she healed, was reunited once again with her on January 30. Molly was more than happy to see her rescuer and showered him with grateful affection.