Fannie L. Rollins rescued J. Louise Whites from a rabid dog, Brooksville, Mississippi, March 10, 1930. A rabid dog frightened children near the entrance of a school, and they ran inside to one of the schoolrooms. The dog followed them and tried to enter the room but was prevented by Miss Rollins, 33, school teacher, who was inside and pinched the dog between the door and the jamb and then kicked it. She noticed that it was wet but saw no froth at its mouth as it backed into the hall. She also noted the dog did not whine or yelp when she kicked it, and she understood from this that it might be rabid. Louise, 5, entered the hall from the outside, and the dog ran and jumped at her. She fell prostrate, and the dog bit her several times on the leg. Miss Rollins ran into the hall to Louise and struck the dog with a small stick and kicked it several times. She then picked Louise up in her arms while the dog continued to jump at Louise. She kicked the dog two or three times more, and it ran outside. Louise was given the Pasteur treatment and suffered no ill effects. Later the dog was killed, and examination showed it had suffered from rabies.
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