Woman reportedly attacked and killed by a pack of dachshunds, but cops say it was a mix of small breeds!

Woman reportedly attacked and killed by a pack of dachshunds, but cops say it was a mix of small breeds!
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Update: Carter County Sheriff Chris Bryant told BuzzFeed News the pack of dogs were all "mixed breed," except for one border collie, which he can confirm attacked Garcia.  "We do know [Garcia] was attacked by ... a border collie. Rest are mixed breeds. We don't know what kinds of dogs they were," Bryant said. "We were told one was a pit bull, but that was not founded."

A pack of seven dachshund-mix dogs mauled and killed a woman in Oklahoma last week. The incident has prompted police officials to ponder criminal charges in the death of the 52-year-old Tracy Garcia.

Officials have launched an investigation into the case, according to reports.

Garcia was reportedly near her home in Banyon Road, which is on the outskirts of Ardmore in Southern Oklahoma, on May 10, when a pack of seven dogs attacked her. Garcia was then rushed to a hospital after the attack, however, she later succumbed to her injuries and died.

Reports state that when first responders reached the scene of the incident in an effort to help the woman, one of the dogs turned on them instead.


The law enforcement officials eventually shot one dog and euthanized the rest of the pack at an animal shelter, according to the Associated Press.

Carter County Sheriff Chris Bryant said that all the dogs were under 40 pounds and belonged to Garcia's neighbor. The owner reportedly requested that the dogs be put down after the incident.

Bryant, while talking to KFOR, said: "Unfortunately, yes. We had to shoot one dog. It did charge our deputies and to protect our deputies, as well as the medical personnel, we did have to put down a dog."

One of the dogs reportedly charged at the officers and the first responders and was eventually shot down. (Getty Images)

According to Ardmore Animal Shelter's euthanasia technician, Amanda Dinwiddie, all four the seven dogs were dachshund mixes. 

Reports state that six of the dogs were standards of dachshund and terrier mixes, and one of the dogs was a standard dachshund border collie mix. All of the canines ranged in age from one to three years old, according to reports.


The euthanasia technician, while talking to KXII-TV, said that all the dogs were infested with fleas and ticks, however, they did not appear to have any other health issues.

"We were cleaning ticks off ourselves all day," Dinwiddie said. "They are very covered, you can tell they have been living out in the woods."

The vet hospital has said that the canines will not be tested for rabies. Dinwiddie said that she understands the hospital's decision.

"If there was any possible issue of them biting someone else then it would've been (done) but the dogs are deceased as well as the victim so there's just no reason to go spend the thousands and thousands of dollars," the euthanasia technician added.

Garcia's other neighbors said that dogs running loose without anyone to supervise them is a common occurrence in the region.


Carter County Sheriff told KFOR that there is no leash law or a rule on how many dogs a person can have in county area.

Bryant added that as far as criminal charges in the incident go, the investigation in the case is ongoing and the officials have also contacted the district attorney. 

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