Fulton Postal Workers Want Better Protection
FULTON - U.S. Postal Service workers in Fulton want better protection against dog attacks in the city. Last week, a little boy was bitten by a pit bull. Two months ago a mail carrier was bitten in the face by two attacking pit bulls.
About 90 percent of a mail carrier's route is done on foot, and most have resorted to carrying mace with them as they deliver mail door-to-door.
Postmaster Roger Bounds said each employee is trained to protect themselves if approached by a dog. But mail carrier Angie Craig thinks dog owners carry the brunt of the responsibility when it comes to protecting postal workers.
"They know that we come every day at around the same time," she explained, "put your dog in the house or at least away from the mail box so we can do our job."
Craig also said that she wishes the city would better protect the citizens of Fulton by enforcing the city dog ordinance.