Kyleen Waltman, Woman Attacked by 3 Dogs, Receives Thousands in Donations

More than $40,000 in donations has been raised for a South Carolina woman who has lost both arms after being mauled by three dogs.

Kyleen Waltman, 38, remains in a critical condition in the hospital after the attack on Monday, her sister Amy Wynne wrote on a GoFundMe page created Tuesday.

"She has had both arm amputated up to the shoulder and now she had to have her colon removed and now her esophagus may have to be removed," Wynne wrote.

"She has a long road ahead of her and will need medical and financial help. Every little bit would help greatly, but please do not feel obligated to donate."

By early Thursday, the total stood at more than $43,000.

"I just want to take a moment and thank everyone for all the prayers and donations," Wynne wrote in an update.

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Kyleen Waltman, 38, remains in a critical condition in the hospital after being mauled by three dogs. GoFundMe

"Kyleen is still in critical condition but is stable. She still isn't out of the woods just yet, she will need more surgeries on her body, the dogs attacked her whole being. Initially we thought just arms but as time goes on, the bites are everywhere."

Waltman was walking home on Ball Road in Honea Path on Monday morning when the attack occurred, another sister, Shenna Green, told WYFF News 4.

A man who saw her being attacked in a ditch ran to a get a gun and the dogs ran off after he fired it into the air, Green said, and her sister was airlifted to hospital.

Waltman is a mother to a 21-year-old son and two daughters, aged 17 and 18, Green said. According to her Facebook page, she is a cook at a Honea Path restaurant and from Augusta, Georgia.

"She was a good person. She helped everybody," Green said.

Waltman had woken up in the hospital but "everything about her has changed," Wynne said. "She's woken up, which is good. She's actually woken up, but it's not her."

The Abbeville County Sheriff's Office said the dogs, who lived on property that had a "Beware of Dogs" sign, had been seized by animal control.

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Stock photo. Authorities said the dogs had been taken by animal control. iStock

Wynne told the station that she wants to see their owner held accountable.

"It could've been prevented," she told WYFF. "If the dogs were locked up or if the dogs were chained up, or if they were never there to begin with, this would've never happened."

The attack on Waltman follows a trend of serious, and in some cases deadly, incidents involving dogs. Earlier this week, a 7-month-old girl was mauled to death by a dog in a backyard in Georgia.

Waltman's family, the Abbeville County Sheriff's Office and Abbeville County Animal Control have been contacted for additional comment.