Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
People | By Neil Grant

Oklahoma woman killed by pack of small dogs

Oklahoma woman killed by pack of small dogs

None of the dogs weighed more than 40 pounds and taller than knee high.

Tracy Garcia, 52, from Oklahoma, was attacked by the seven dachshunds on 10 May, but police have only now released her identity.

Emergency crews were called to the scene, and one of the dogs charged at them; deputies fatally shot that dog.

Garcia was near her home when the dogs, who lived on a neighbouring property, attacked her on Thursday evening. He also revealed that initial reports stating that a pit bull took part in the attack were inaccurate.

Six of the seven dogs were identified as a standard dachshund and terrier mix, and one is believed to be a border collie mix, according to KXII reported.

Dinwiddie said that the animals were "infested with fleas and ticks". The dogs ranged in age from 1 to 3-years-old.

She added: 'They have really noticeable characteristics like their knobby legs, knees, very short-legged dogs and their coats'.

"This is a bad situation, a very unfortunate situation", Bryant said, KTEN reported. "You can tell they have been living out in the woods". "This is just a bad deal all the way around".

The case will be turned over to the District Attorney's office for review, Carter County Sheriff Chris Bryant said.

'Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the victims.

Garcia's funeral was performed May 15. She went to work for Indian Health Care and Resource Center in Tulsa, Okla., for many years... The dogs belonged to her neighbor, according to KXII in Oklahoma.

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