Woman attacked and killed by pack of dogs identified

Woman attacked and killed by pack of dogs identified

Carter County officials identify dog attack victim

Tracy Garcia, 52, was attacked outside of her home on the night of May 10 by the dogs, local station KTEN reported. The woman later died of her injuries.

Police attended the scene and encountered the dachshunds, one of which charged at an officer, leading to police shooting and killing the animal.

The sheriff says the remaining dogs were euthanized at the owner's request. They were estimated to be aged between one and three years old.

She added that because of the costs involved, coupled with the circumstances, none of the dogs would be tested for rabies.

A report that one of the pit bulls was inaccurate, according to Carter County Sheriff Chris Bryant. According to the expert, while the dogs did not have any major health problems, they were covered in fleas and ticks.

"If there was any possible issue of them biting someone else then it would've been (done) but the dogs are deceased as well as the victim so there's just no reason to go spend the thousands and thousands of dollars", Dinwiddle said.

"We were cleaning ticks off ourselves all day", Dinwiddie said. "This is just a bad deal all the way around".

Vets at the animal shelter where they were euthanised described the animals as "very short-legged dogs". The district attorney will determine whether any charges will be filed against the owner of the dogs. The family sang and played gospel throughout the years... "Working for Braum's as an Assistant Manager and later took a position with the Tulsa Country Club as part of the kitchen staff", her obituary mentioned.

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