Ariz. Grad Student Needs Arm Amputated After Dog She Was Fostering Cornered Her in Bathroom

Kalista Munoz was in a coma for days in the aftermath of the attack

<p>AZFamily Arizona News/Youtube</p> Kalista Munoz

AZFamily Arizona News/Youtube

Kalista Munoz

An Arizona woman had her arm amputated after a dog she was fostering attacked her in July, she told a local TV station.

It could’ve been much worse for Kalista Munoz, who spent days in a coma and underwent more than a dozen surgeries, she tells AZFamily.

The attack happened when the dog, Zona, got into a fight with one of her other dogs on July 1, she told the outlet.

“He escaped from my room which is where he was,” Munoz said in the interview. “He had a cone on but with no hesitation, he darted downstairs.”

Munoz said she ended up cornered in the bathroom, with the dog latched onto her arm for 30 minutes before police eventually arrived, she told the station.

According to a GoFundMe page, Munoz was in the hospital for more than a month before she was released. Despite that, she has remained positive throughout the experience, the organizer wrote.

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“Well it’s a good thing I’m left-handed,” said after learning about the amputation, according to the GoFundMe organizer.

<p>GoFundMe</p> Kalista Munoz, left


Kalista Munoz, left

Munoz, a grad student at Arizona State, told AZFamily that she doesn’t blame the dog for the attack, but hopes her experience will help others.

“There’s beauty in tragedy, and I believe that my journey is someone else’s survival guide,” told the outlet.

The GoFundMe, started in July, has raised over $9,000.

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