Woman Mauled To Death By Pack Of Small Dogs, Police Investigating

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A pack of small dogs mauled an Oklahoma mother to death, and police had to shoot and kill one of them when it tried to attack an officer.

Emergency crews were called to the scene, and one of the dogs charged at them; deputies fatally shot that dog.

The six other dogs were taken away, and will be put down.

Officials said six of the dogs were believed to be standard dachshund and terrier mix.

Sheriff Chris Bryant said all seven dogs were less than 40 pounds.

"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. "This is just a bad deal all the way around".

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"Unfortunately, yes, we had to shoot one dog", said Bryant.

The dogs had no visible health problems, other than a flea and tick infestation.

Ardmore Animal Shelter's euthanasia technician Amanda Dinwiddie told local media: "A predominant breed in these dogs is definitely standard dachshund".

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

Garcia, 52, a housekeeper at the Hilton Inn, was buried Tuesday and is survived by a son and daughter, according to her obituary. "They have really noticeable characteristics like their knobby legs, knees, very short legged dogs and their coats".

It's unclear what led to the attack, but the investigation is ongoing.

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