A woman in Oklahoma died after being lacerated by dachshund mixtures allegedly owned by a neighbor.
On Thursday, 52-year-old Tracy Garcia was attacked by a pack of seven dogs – all weighing less than 40 pounds she's shorter than knee-length – reported near her home on Banyon Road in Ardmore, Oklahoma KXII News 12.
"It looked like about seven dogs had been attacked," Carter County sheriff Chris Bryant told Oklahoma News Four, adding, "When the local authorities were on site, one of the dogs was indicted, and they finally had to shoot the dog.
"Unfortunately, we had to shoot a dog," Bryant told the outlet. "It instructed our deputies and to protect our deputies as well as the medical staff, we had to lay down a dog."
The remaining six dogs were euthanized at their owner's request, according to KXII News 1
According to the euthanasia technician Amanda Dinwiddie, all dogs were mixed as standard dachshunds – also called sausages or wine dogs – with six of the canines being a mixture of Dachshund and Terrier while the other was a Border Collie mix.
"A prevalent breed in these dogs is definitely a standard dachshund," Dinwiddie told KXII-12. "They really have eye-catching features like their leggy legs, knees, very short-legged dogs and their coats."
Dinwiddie added that the dogs – of which three were female and the other four were men – "from about one year to about three years old.
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In addition, Dinwiddie said that the dogs had no apparent health concerns, but found that they were all infected with fleas and ticks.
"This is a bad situation, a very unfortunate situation," Carter County Sheriff Chris Bryant told KTEN News.
"Our thoughts and prayers go to the family of the victims," he added. "That's just a bad deal."
According to KXII 12, Bryant says the incident, which is still under investigation, will be turned over to the prosecutor.