Ada woman mauled by dogs

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PONTOTOC COUNTY, Okla. -- Authorities say Rosalie Bivins, 65, was checking her mail at her home on around noon on Monday afternoon when several dogs attacked and killed her.

Bivins’ home is located approximately 14 miles north of Ada.

A mail carrier saw the attack and got help from a neighbor, who then killed one of the dogs but was bitten as well.

Deputies had to kill four other dogs once they arrived.

Bivins was pronounced dead at the scene.

The neighbor was bitten on the hand and was treated and released.

It's not clear who owned the dogs. Authorities say the animals had been dropped off the in the area about two months ago.

Undersheriff Joe Glover says the woman was attacked by a pack of five to seven dogs, some of whom some were mixed pit bull terriers.

The dogs’ remains have been sent to the state health department for rabies testing.

The district attorney's office has yet to decide if any charges will be filed.

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