A 52-year-old woman from Oklahoma, Tracy Garcia, was attacked by seven dachshunds last Thursday in southern Oklahoma. Garcia was near her house when her neighbor’s sausage dogs attacked her, causing severe injuries from which she later died.
On arriving at the scene, one of the dogs charged at police officers – resulting in one of the cops shooting it. The other six canines involved in the attack were euthanized at a nearby vet office at the owner’s request. All 7 dachshunds were crosses, a larger one possibly mixed with a border collie, and 6 smaller ones with an unknown breed of terrier. Each of the dogs weighed less than 40 pounds [18 kilograms] and were shorter than knee height.
Speaking to reporters, euthanasia technician at Ardmore Animal Shelter, Amanda Dinwiddie stated, “The predominant breed in these dogs is definitely standard dachshund, they have really noticeable characteristics like their knobby legs, knees, very short-legged dogs and their coats.”
She continued: the dogs were “infested with fleas and ticks. We were cleaning ticks off ourselves all day. You can tell they have been living out in the woods.”
No charges have been made by police at this time, however Carter County sheriff’s office is still conducting an investigation.