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

Amanda Dinwiddie, the euthanasia technician at the Ardmore Animal Shelter, told KXII all the dogs were roughly 1 to 3 years old.

Six dogs in the group belonged to the breed of dachshunds, one was a mixture of Terrier.

She added: 'They have really noticeable characteristics like their knobby legs, knees, very short-legged dogs and their coats'.

According to the Daily Ardmoreite, the vicious dogs all weighed under 40 pounds.

It's unknown what triggered the dogs to attack Garcia, but an investigation is ongoing Bryant said. The initial report that a pit bull was among the dogs was inaccurate, he said. "They are very covered, you can tell they have been living out in the woods".

Dinwiddie says the dogs were infested with fleas and ticks but didn't have any other visible health concerns.

Dinwiddie claimed the dogs-three females and four males-ranged in age from a year to about three years.

Deputies were dispatched at 10pm to Banyon Road (pictured), just east of Ardmore, where they found the woman.

'Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the victim.

"From what it appeared, about seven dogs had attacked her", said Carter County Sheriff Chris Bryant.

Garcia was treated at the scene and taken to hospital, where she later died. "This is just a bad deal all the way around". From there, the District Attorney will determine whether the dogs' owner will face charges.

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