The Carter County Sheriff said Tracy Garcia, 52, was mauled by seven of her neighbor's dogs Thursday evening near the intersection of Banyon and Mary Niblack roads, just east of Ardmore. When first responders arrived on the scene, at least one of the dachshunds turned on them, too, even charging toward the rescuers. The AP reports it's not clear what led to the attack.
The dogs were either daschund-terrier or daschund-border collie mixes.
Dinwiddie also said that four of the dogs were male, while the other three were female. The older dog was about 3.
The animals won't be tested for rabies.
A report that one of the pit bulls was inaccurate, according to Carter County Sheriff Chris Bryant. The mother-of-two, who worked as a housekeeper, later died of her injuries.
Amanda Dinwiddie, a euthanasia technician at Ardmore Animal Shelter, said the "predominant breed" in the dogs was "standard dachshund", KXII reported.
Dinwiddie said they were covered with fleas and ticks and had apparently been living "out in the woods".
"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.
"They have really noticeable characteristics like their knobby legs, knees, very short legged dogs and their coats".
According to her obituary, Garcia is survived by a son and daughter. The district attorney will determine whether any charges will be filed against the owner of the dogs.