Pack of Seven 'Short Legged Dogs' Kill Oklahoma Woman

A woman was attacked and killed by her neighbor’s seven small dogs just outside her home in Oklahoma, according to local reports.

Tracy Garcia, 52, was attacked outside of her home on the night of May 10 by the dogs, local station KTEN reported. Garcia was identified as the victim of the attack on Tuesday.

Carter County Sheriff Chris Bryant said all the dogs involved in the attack were under 40 pounds and of mixed breeds, KTEN reported. One of the dogs was shot after attempting to attack a responding officer, KXII reported.

90301458 A Dachshund dog. Seven dogs of a mixed breed attacked and killed a woman from Oklahoma on Thursday. Six of the dogs were identified as a mix of dachshund and terrier. Getty Images

"This is a bad situation, a very unfortunate situation," Bryant told KTEN. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the victims. This is just a bad deal all the way around."

Amanda Dinwiddie, an animal shelter euthanasia technician at Westwood Veterinary Hospital, told KXII that the owner asked to euthanize the six remaining dogs.

"There were seven dogs—three were females, four of them were males," Dinwiddie said. "They all ranged from probably a year to about three years [old]."

Dinwiddie said the younger dogs were a “standard dachshund and terrier mix” with "knobby legs" and the older dog is suspected to have been a border collie mix.

"A predominant breed in these dogs is definitely standard dachshund," Dinwiddie told the local station. "They have really noticeable characteristics like their knobby legs, knees, very short legged dogs and their coats."

Garcia was born and raised in Oklahoma, according to her obituary. She enjoyed playing piano and singing gospel music in the Baptiste Family Band. Garcia was a housekeeper for the community of Ardmore, Oklahoma, and at the local Hilton Inn.  

Newsweek contacted the Carter County Sheriff’s Office for a statement on Garcia’s death from but did not hear back in time for publication.

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