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10-year-old Keyan’te Blackmon is currently recovering from a vicious attack by a neighbor’s pit bull. WBTV says he went to pet the dog, who is usually loose in the neighborhood, when the dog attacked.

Keyan’te had just gotten off the school bus and was walking home when he saw his neighbor’s pitbull untethered. He went to pet the dog once which brought no response from the dog. Then, when Keyan’te tried to pet a second time, that’s when the attack occurred.

Keyan’te’s mother Jeanetta Blackmon says her son is currently physically stable, but she knows he is traumatized by the incident.

She told WBTV what exactly happened: “When he went to pet the dog a second time, the dog began to growl. He then got scared, turned to run away. As he turned to run away, the dog jumped on him knocked him to the ground and started biting on him.”

Keyan’te screamed and fought back, which drew neighbors and family members to the scene. The dog didn’t let go until Keyan’te hit him with his bookbag.

Jeanetta Blackmon says she is most upset that no one stepped in to help her son. She said, “They just watched. They watched him being attacked by their dog. It was their dog and he said, ‘Mommy, they didn’t even help me.’ I said, ‘I don’t want to die help me, and they didn’t even help me.’”

The dog is currently being held at Animal Care and Control for a 10-day rabies quarantine. The Blackmons want the dog to be put down.

Source: WBTV

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