Officials identify woman killed in Ardmore dog attack

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According to the Daily Ardmoreite, the vicious dogs all weighed under 40 pounds.

Tracy Garcia, 52, was reportedly attacked and killed by her neighbour's pets in Ardmore, Oklahoma, on May 10. When first responders arrived on the scene, at least one of the dachshunds turned on them, too, even charging toward the rescuers.

Deputies shot and killed one dog that charged them. The AP reports it's not clear what led to the attack. Six of the dogs are believed to be standard dachshund and terrier mixes, and one of the dogs was a standard dachshund border collie mix.

The animals were infested with fleas and ticks, but didn't have any other visible health issues.


Dinwiddie claimed the dogs-three females and four males-ranged in age from a year to about three years.

Vets at the animal shelter where they were euthanised described the animals as "very short-legged dogs".

'This is a bad situation, a very unfortunate situation, ' Sheriff Bryant said, as reported by KTEN.

"We were cleaning ticks off ourselves all day", she told the station. Dinwiddie said it was apparent that the dogs have been living in the woods. "This is just a bad deal all the way around".


He added that they were in the process of getting the autopsy results ready for the District Attorney's Office.

Garcia's funeral was performed May 15.

She later died from her injuries. She enjoyed playing piano and singing gospel music in the Baptiste Family Band.

Garcia was born and raised in Oklahoma, according to her obituary.


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