Authorities considering charges in dog-mauling death

The Associated Press - May 17, 2018 10:58 am

Authorities are investigating whether criminal charges should be filed after an Oklahoma woman was mauled to death by seven small dogs, most of them possibly a dachshund-terrier mix.

Carter County Sheriff Chris Bryant says 52-year-old Tracy Garcia was killed last week near her home outside Ardmore, about 90 miles (145 kilometers) south of Oklahoma City.

Bryant says the dogs each weighed less than 40 pounds (18 kilograms) and that they belonged to one of Garcia’s neighbors.

Police shot one dog and the rest were euthanized at an animal shelter.

The dogs’ exact breeds are unknown, but shelter euthanasia technician Amanda Dinwiddie tells television station KXII that six of the dogs appeared to be a dachshund and terrier mix, while the seventh appeared to be a border collie mix.

 

Latest Stories

Oklahoma County $260 Million Jail Bond Passes

Oklahoma County voters have approved a $260 million jail bond. The bond passed, collecting 59.3% of the...

Newspaper: Oklahoma Gun Deaths Rose as Firearms Access Grew

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gun deaths in Oklahoma have increased since a “permitless carry” law allowing...

Pursuit Yields Two Search Warrants, Five Arrests and Seizure of Illegal Drugs and Weapons

(STILLWATER, OK) – On Friday, June 24, at 10:03 a.m., detectives with the Stillwater Police Department...