How tabloids turned the pits who killed Tracy Garcia into “dachshunds”
Animals24-7 ^ | May 17, 2018 | Merritt Clifton
Posted on 5/17/2018, 1:40:53 PM by Norski
ARDMORE, Oklahoma––Killed by a pit bull and a pack of pit mixes on the evening of May 10, 2018, Tracy Janine Garcia, 52, had by May 16, 2018 passed into legend via “hot-dogging” and flagrantly inaccurate tabloid headlines as the purported victim of an attack by dachshunds.
Though the circumstances of the fatal attack near Ardmore, in rural Carter County, Oklahoma, are still unclear, Garcia was mauled outside her home by seven allegedly neglected and mostly pit dogs belonging to an unidentified neighbor, with little trace of any dachshund ancestry evident among them.
Above: bull terrier. Below: the dogs who killed Tracy Garcia. Bull terriers
The very short legs of some of the dogs, shown in photos of their remains, in combination with their erect, pointed ears and long, sloped muzzles, are characteristic of bull terriers, the smallest common pit bull body type.
The dogs’ reported weights, said to be all under 40 pounds––though the pit appeared to be bigger––were within the normal range for fighting bull terriers, but up to twice the size of most dachshunds.
Ardmore Animal Shelter photos of the dogs who killed Tracy Garcia. Bull excrement
Nonetheless, bannered The Sun, of London, England, “Sausage dogs maul mum-of-two to death . . .
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