ARDMORE, OK — A pack of vicious dogs, some of them described as predominantly dachshunds, or wiener dogs, mauled an Oklahoma woman to death last week. It’s unclear what caused the dogs to attack Tracy Garcia, 52, outside her home near Ardmore on Thursday, but their owner could face charges, according to media reports.
One of the dogs was shot after charging at a Carter County deputy who responded to the attack, and the other six were euthanized at the owner’s request at a local veterinary clinic, the reports said.
Carter County Sheriff Chris Bryant said the incident was “just a bad deal all the way around.”“This is a bad situation, a very unfortunate situation,” Bryant told television KTEN. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the victims.”
Original reports that the dogs that attacked Garcia were pit bulls proved not to be true, Bryant said.The pack consisted of three females and four males ranging in age from about 1 to 3 years old. None of the dogs weighed more than 40 pounds or stood taller than knee-high. Their legs were described as shorter than an adult’s hands.