Woman mauled by dogs identified as 82-year-old Oklahoma City resident


Cecille Short, 82, cropped photo from Facebook

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OKLAHOMA CITY – A woman who was mauled by dogs has been identified as an 82-year-old Oklahoma City resident.

It was a tragic and heartbreaking scene in a northwest Oklahoma City neighborhood Thursday afternoon.

Cecille Short, 82, and her dog were killed when they were mauled by a pit bull and another large dog just before 2 p.m.

Officials told NewsChannel 4, when they first got to the scene, they could not get to the woman fast enough.

“They were not able to get to her at first because of the dogs. They had to shoot one of the dogs, and the second dog was actually hit by a police car,” said MSgt. Gary Knight. “It was still alive. It was transported to animal welfare to be treated.”

Short was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials say the dogs’ owner was out of town.  It is unclear if any type of charge will be brought against the owner.

Police say Short lived in the 11600 block of Windmill Rd., which was very close to where the attack occurred.

She was out walking her dog at the time of the attack.

Police say investigators want to speak with anyone who witnessed the mauling. Please call the homicide tip line (405)297-1200 if you have any information.

Cecille Short, 82, cropped photo from Facebook

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