Mail carrier hospitalized after vicious dog attack in St. Louis County

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on April 1, 2013 at 4:21 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 2:08 AM

(KMOV) -- Police said a United States Postal worker was hospitalized after she was attacked by a dog in Florissant on Saturday.

According to USPS, the letter carrier said she was walking past a house in the 1600 block of Fernbrook when a Mastiff-Boxer mix attacked her.

The victim said during the attack, the dog tore into her leg, causing nerve damage. The woman also sufferered bite wounds to her arms. She was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Officials said she was scheduled to be released sometime Monday afternoon.

The dog's owner said 2 1/2-year-old Chevy was being watched at a friend's home because the dog's owner travels a lot for his job.

The female friend had been taking care of the dog since Demember at her home on Fernbrook.

USPS officials said there have been 31 dog-biting cases in the St. Louis area in the past 12 months.

Officials said it was up to each individual letter carrier if they want to bypass a house because they think it’s dangerous.

 

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