Anne Arkins-Murray, of Wilton, speaks to News 12 about pit bull mauling

The Wilton woman who was savagely mauled by

The Wilton woman who was savagely mauled by her pet pit bull more than eight months ago spoke to News 12 about her ordeal. (Credit: News 12 )

WILTON - The Wilton woman who was savagely mauled by her pet pit bull more than eight months ago spoke to News 12 about her ordeal.

Anne Arkins-Murray says she was taking the family dog out for a walk outside her Wilton home in November when the dog attacked her, dragging her down the front steps. She was able to take cover under a car.

During the struggle, Arkins-Murray’s left arm was bitten off above the elbow and her right hand was torn off.

She was saved by a passerby who called 911. Now, at the age of 66, Arkins-Murray is staying at Aurora Senior Living in Norwalk hoping someday to be on her own.

“I have to help myself, which is a process for me to go through personally, and be accepting of the injury, the prosthetic...And to be open and receptive to rehabilitation,” she told News 12.

Arkins-Murray says Social Security would only pay for a basic prosthetic.

 

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