Charles F. Rhodes, Sr., rescued Lena A. Keller from an attacking dog, Dallas, Texas, June 4, 1976. An adult male German shepherd dog knocked Mrs. Keller, 75, to the ground, grasped her elbow in its jaws, and began shaking its head. At his home across the street, Rhodes, 77, heard Mrs. Keller screaming and, because of his very poor eyesight, was told by his wife what was happening. As the dog continued its attack on Mrs. Keller, who still was screaming, Rhodes approached them carrying a tree limb about five feet long. The dog leaped at Rhodes, who struck the animal with the limb. The dog circled Rhodes and again leaped at him. Rhodes again struck the animal, which then ran away. Mrs. Keller was hospitalized for severe lacerations and back injuries. She recovered.
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