A pack of dachshunds mauled a woman to death last week in Carter County, Oklahoma.
Cops said they shot and killed one of the beasts on Thursday night when it charged at them. The remaining dogs were taken to animal shelter where they were subjected to euthanasia. The owner has requested this.
The group of dogs included six dachshund-terrier mixes and one border collie mix.
None weighed more than 18kg.
"From what it appeared, about seven dogs had attacked her", said Carter County Sheriff Chris Bryant.
"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". Although it was initially reported that a pit bull was among the dogs which attacked Garcia, that was not the case.
She added: 'They have really noticeable characteristics like their knobby legs, knees, very short-legged dogs and their coats'.
Unfortunately, yes, we had to shoot one dog.
"We were cleaning ticks off ourselves all day", Dinwiddie said. Dinwiddie said it was apparent that the dogs have been living in the woods. From there, the District Attorney will determine whether the dogs' owner will face charges.
Garcia's funeral was performed May 15. The mother-of-two, who worked as a housekeeper, later died of her injuries. She enjoyed playing piano and singing gospel music in the Baptiste Family Band.
Garcia was born and raised in Oklahoma, according to her obituary.