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Postal Worker Attacked By 2 Dogs (USPS Dog Bite Prevention Week)
DenverChannel.com ^ | May 21, 2012 | Kim Ngan Nguyen

Posted on 05/21/2012 3:50:34 PM PDT by AmonAmarth

DENVER -- A US Postal Service letter carrier was attacked by two dogs in a Denver neighborhood Monday afternoon.

Denver police said the postal worker was delivering mail at West 34th Avenue and Utica Street when she was bit.

The female employee suffered extensive injuries and was transported to the hospital to be treated, said David Rupert, a spokesman for the US Postal Service.

A neighbor saw what was happening and came to the letter carrier's rescue, but was injured as well, Rupert said.

The two dogs were eventually corralled and taken away. The dogs were described as a Malumute mix and a Chow mix.

Denver Animal Control is investigating.

Coincidentally, this week is USPS Dog Bite Prevention Week, Rupert said. Denver ranks as the No. 8 city in the U.S. for dog attacks on postal carriers, which should cause some alarm, he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at thedenverchannel.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: California; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: chowchow; colorado; denver; dog; dogs; malamute; usps
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1 posted on 05/21/2012 3:50:42 PM PDT by AmonAmarth
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To: Joe 6-pack

Ping


2 posted on 05/21/2012 3:54:21 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: AmonAmarth

can you say ruinous third party lawsuit


3 posted on 05/21/2012 3:54:21 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: AmonAmarth
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4 posted on 05/21/2012 3:58:44 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: AmonAmarth

Don’t they carry pepper spray?


5 posted on 05/21/2012 3:58:54 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vaquero
They should be carrying spray oven cleaner.

/johnny

6 posted on 05/21/2012 4:07:57 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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7 posted on 05/21/2012 4:18:50 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Great idea....that stuff will knock the dogs off in their tracks.


8 posted on 05/21/2012 4:25:30 PM PDT by entropy12 (Hate is the most insidious emotion, it will rot your gut more than anything else.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

It’s good to see that Denver’s breed ban legislation is so effective.

/s


9 posted on 05/21/2012 4:28:38 PM PDT by Salamander (Holy muscle of love.....I got a muscle of love.)
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To: AmonAmarth
a Malumute mix and a Chow mix.

Mixed with pit bull, perhaps?

10 posted on 05/21/2012 4:39:54 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: AmonAmarth

I guarantee that if I was a letter carrier I would never be bit by a dog. I would carry a racket ball racket and when they came after me, I would strain their noses off the back wall.


11 posted on 05/21/2012 4:51:19 PM PDT by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Wasp spray would work good too. It will hit them 15ft away.


12 posted on 05/21/2012 5:17:37 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter
Special chemistry with oven cleaner. It works immediately. No barking. Pros use it.

/johnny

13 posted on 05/21/2012 5:21:03 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: AmonAmarth

I was a letter carrier in the inner city for four summers when I was in college. Getting attacked by dogs happened every day. Have they stopped issuing HALT to the carriers?


14 posted on 05/21/2012 5:30:06 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: Harley

I got caught between the front fence and a porch when I heard a growl from behind me. It was the biggest German shepard you can imagine. I thought I was a tough guy. I pulled out the spray, aimed, and pressed the button. The liquid dribbled down my wrist. There was no pressure in the can.

I took the mail bag and swung it at the dog.

I got out..but the key is not to let them get close enough to hit.


15 posted on 05/21/2012 5:37:19 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Oven cleaner is some bad stuff alright but it doesn’t squirt out very far. I don’t want a raging dog lunging at me before it gets close enough for me to hit it with the spray.


16 posted on 05/21/2012 5:40:04 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: PAR35
"Mixed with pit bull, perhaps?"

Impossible. Pit bulls are illegal in Denver.

17 posted on 05/21/2012 6:00:20 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: AmonAmarth

Bet everyone thinks she went STRAIGHT to the hospital. Nope.

First stop was a meeting with the letter-carrier union steward and postal management.

The carrier will be taking early retirement on partial disability...or full disability if she can get it.

The neighbor that helped her...? He gets free mail delivery the rest of his life.


18 posted on 05/21/2012 6:06:33 PM PDT by moovova (OBAMA: The first US President to come out of the closet.)
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19 posted on 05/21/2012 6:08:13 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: moovova
Most likely she went to the hospital first. Postal management has been doing ruinously expensive (for the perps) third party lawsuits for several decades.

Used to be they'd have about 60,000 dog bites per year, and then when the lawsuits started up, that dropped down to the low dozens.

Amazingly when people find out little woof-woof could cost them their house, savings and any other property they owned they discover that their dogs don't need to bite anyone anymore!

Still, notice these people had TO THE DOOR DELIVERY SERVICE. Most of us don't get that kind ~ we usually have to walk down the drive to the road, or maybe down the road to a neighborhood kiosk (or cluster box).

This is another reason to Un-grandfather to the door delivery. There was no need for this bite to happen!

20 posted on 05/21/2012 6:17:31 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: moovova

why do you say that garbage? She was seriously injured apparently. This isn’t a joke.


21 posted on 05/21/2012 6:24:31 PM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: AmonAmarth
I've long been in favor of just letting the Jehovah's Witnesses deliver the mail.

BTW, just getting a PO Box these days is a real nightmare. The first one I rented, I just showed up at the counter, gave them a $12 check for the next year, gave them my name, signed a one-sentence agreement and away I went.

The last one I rented - picture ID, proof of residency at a physical address, birth certificate, social security #, a lengthy rental agreement, 3 day waiting period and $60 in cash or money order.

The cud-chewing fatty at the counter was surly and blamed the Patriot Act when I posed the polite version of WTF?.

22 posted on 05/21/2012 6:47:45 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: PAR35

In my experience, a chow is commonly a biter, and not on my list of dogs with reliable behavior. In other words, they can be unreliable without being mixed with a pit bull.


23 posted on 05/22/2012 7:17:26 AM PDT by nobamanomore
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