Kristine Kelly Keaton helped in the rescue of children from an attacking dog, Flint, Michigan, October 18, 2009. Brooklyn Gibson, 3, was in the backyard of her family’s home when an adult male pit bull entered the yard, clamped its jaws on her head, and began to shake her. Others in the yard included a 13-year-old boy, who ran to the dog, pulled it away from Brooklyn, and struggled to restrain it in a chokehold while his half brother took Brooklyn inside the house. Meanwhile, Keaton, 37, attorney, who lived next door, responded to the yard on hearing the children screaming. Seeing the 13-year-old boy struggling to restrain the dog, she ran to aid the half brother as he was getting another child to safety. The dog ran from the 13-year-old boy and attacked Keaton as she approached the house, biting her severely on an arm. Others from the neighborhood responded and beat the dog away from her. Both Brooklyn and Keaton were hospitalized for treatment of serious bite wounds, Keaton requiring surgery.
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