My Dog Bit – My dog bit mailman

My dog bit mailman and dealing with the consequence was a terrible experience for the puppy, myself and family. My dog is now tagged as potentially dangerous/vicious for three years after my dog bit a mailman…

My dog bit mailman incident

butter web1My wife had the dog on the leash to take him for a walk standing by the door and talking to kids, just as the mailman was delivering. When the dog saw the mailman, he dashed out and the force caused my wife to let go the leash.

I heard the dog barking and I ran outside to find my dog was jumping on the mailman while the mail-carrier was swinging his mail bag at my puppy.

My dog bit incident happened so fast, and when I got a hold of my dog, he already took a little bite which broke tiny skin of the mailman’s lower leg. We apologized and attended him with medical aid to apply peroxide and bandage…

It really was not a big deal I thought! But we noticed after a few days that we did not see any mail. I visited the Postal Office to find our mails were being held at their USPS hub in another city. They have already stopped mail delivery to our home, and we had get a PO Box. The supervisor told us, “You won’t get any mail delivered to your resident unless you get rid of the dog, and as long as the dog lives”… It was a very inhumane statement and I did not appreciate that! A little word of caution! It is my ignorance about the Dog Law, which I soon find out! Do best not to escalate the matter with the law, or you will regret…

My mail delivery privilege was taken away instantly from a small incident and I was shocked! But it did not stop here!

My Dog Bit Mailman – Second Attack Incident

About a month later after my dog bite incident, unfortunately my dog was loose and went after another mailman and attacked! This happened under my presence.

I usually take the dog with me in the car for short errands and I used to let the dog loose in the driveway just for the short distance from the car to the house.

One afternoon, we came home from running errands, and I didn’t realize a mailman was across the street, and within seconds my dog crossed the street to go after the mailman. I came out of the car to see the neighbor’s driveway and the mailman was kicking my dog, I run across the street and I charged at the mailman and pushed him to the ground…

Where do you stand as the dog owner? You can jeopardize the well being of your dog by being ignorant with the Law that protects public! Once you have violated the law, be humble, or any stupid action you take can escalate it for more serious trouble, and many dog owner do…

My puppy was only a year old when these incidents took place, and events following the attacks were total nightmare though we were fortunate to get him back!my dog bit a mailman

Within an hour of the second incident, Police and Animal Control officers showed up at my door. I was more concerned about me for pushing the mailman to the ground that I might be charged for assaulting. I had make a statement about the incident, and I was explained that dog has to be quarantined, and we will be receiving a notification for a Public Hearing about this case…

I remember the look on my puppy just like this on the photo, looking at me sadly like he knew he was in trouble. He did not even bark at the uniformed officers while he was being taken away, and quietly went with them. It was awful after he was taken away, and one of the worst feeling I ever had not knowing what was going to happen, what is my dog is going through, and what does it take to get him back…

My puppy was detained and quarantined for close to a month at Humane Society without visitation only to be fed in a secluded cell. Under quarantine he was treated as a criminal and Humane Society simply became his jail. Your dog can be treated worse than a jailed inmate under quarantine…

When my puppy was finally released and I picked him up he was wet and soiled from his own urine and feces, and his legs were weak from lack of exercise and it took weeks to fully recover physically.

My dog is a very loving dog and though my dog bit incident with the mailman was totally unfortunate, and they could have been easily avoided…

The act of dog attack and dog bite are serious in the law protecting the public. As a dog owner, I am responsible for my own dog behavior and  to protect the public as well as protecting my dog from any harm.

If my dog bit again, I will lose my dog…

It does not take much to get in trouble, when your dog bites. Even if my dog bit me, I am supposed to be reporting the incident. Dog biting your neighbor, or even biting another dog can get both the dog owner and the dog in serious trouble and any dog owner having a dog loose on the street is plain ignorant and irresponsible…

You just don’t know how you’re putting your dog in danger even though they act in defense and their plain instinct to protect the home or family member.

When my dog bit, my dog was already under the Law that protects the community, and at that point you lost your capacity to protect your dog. If you love your dog, you don’t want to create any opportunity that can cause harm to the public, and create an opportunity that may harm your dog. Having your dog loose in the front yard and street, which is just as ignorant as having your baby playing on the street unsupervised. Starting today, if you love your dog, protect and treat your dog like your child with true love and care.

Don’t mess with the law! Protect your dog by preventing it from happening… Do not try to arguing with your stupid rational at this point. Obey and be humble. I understand many dog owners have further jeopardized the well-being of their beloved pet by anger and it will only further escalate the problem and make the matter worse… That will never work in your favor! You can lose your dog for that!

Violation Classified: In violation of Potentially Dangerous and Vicious Dog municipal ordinance:  ‘The dog, unprovoked, has on two separate occasions within the prior 36-months period engaged in behavior that required the defensive action by a person to prevent bodily injury when the person and the dog were on or off the property of the owner or keeper of the dog’

The next day after my puppy was taken, I had visits by the Postal Master and a Federal Agent.Postal Master wanted me arrested, but this super-human sized Federal Agent told me that he won’t and I was lectured about touching Federal Employee physically, and also there cannot be another similar incident!

Anyway I didn’t go to jail and my dog’s name is ‘Butters’

All dog images in this site are photos of Butters. He is home and happy again… I take him to the Dog Beach every week, where I can let him loose. He runs on the shore-line up and down full blast like there is no tomorrow. He socializes and meet all the dogs on the beach… It’s easy t spot him on the beach! Look for the happiest and most active dog on the beach, and you will know, it’s Butters…

I believe the story about ‘My Dog Bit Mailman’ will give light and help a lot of dog owners who may have dog still on a loose on the front lawn, or in the street and very confident about your dog will not be involved in a incident and will not harm anyone. But dog react in defense and they are very protective about his home, family and his turf. Even if your dog react in defense and cause injury, you can still be sued. This is a very personal story that I cannot publish the whole story on a website, but I can only make it available by request only. It will include additional information with documentation to get dog released, preparation to attend Public Hearing with presentation addressing the Public Hearing Board members. The extra steps you can take t show that you care for the community, and being a responsible citizen. And do everything possibly to get your dog home. I was appreciated at the Hearing for my preparation and being proactive. Animal Control Officers also commended me for my work.

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