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Kayla Shoestring and her son were mauled by a pit bull

6:20 PM, Feb 6, 2013   |    comments
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By Lauren Conley

GRAND ISLAND, Neb.(KHAS) - It was like a scene right out of "Cujo" according to one neighbor who witnessed a vicious dog attack in Grand Island, Nebraska.

29-year-old Kayla Shoestring and her 4-year-old son were mauled by a pit bull Monday evening.

Both Kayla and her son Hayden were taken to St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island following the accident. Hayden is still there and is in good condition Tuesday night.

Kayla was transported to Bryan LGH West hospital in Lincoln. She's still in serious condition.

"She was screaming and fighting with the dog. She was lying down on the porch fighting with the dog," said witness Henry Rathjen.

Henry Rathjen was one of few witnesses to the horrific dog attack. He was on his way to work when he saw Hayden in the street.

"I drove past and he looked at me and he had blood on his face," said Rathjen.

Rathjen immediately stopped to help.

"The dog was across the street and had come down the driveway at me, so I grabbed the kid and threw him in my vehicle," Rathjen said.

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