Mail carrier hospitalized after dog attack
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (WSVN) -- A mail carrier is recovering at the hospital after she was attacked by two dogs while delivering mail, Tuesday.
Mail carrier Emogene Powell could only cry out in pain until a Good Samaritan used a stick to help end the attack by two American Bulldogs.
Powell, 55, had just opened the gate to the home located on the 1400 block of 191st Street, when police said the dogs at the home next door jumped the gate and attacked her.
According to neighbors, the dogs bit the woman on her face, arms and legs. They said she was bleeding very badly. "The lady was bleeding all over her face," said Michelle Clerveau, a neighbor who witnessed the attack. "Both of her arms, her leg, and she was bloody, bloody all over. She was saying, 'Oh, Lord please help me! Help me! Lord, please help me!' She was screaming."
The dog's owner's girlfriend showed that they had the proper papers and vaccinations for the dogs. "She has my deepest sympathy, I mean, I've never gotten bit by a dog, I don't feel her pain, but she has by deepest sympathy," said the woman.
Animal Control arrived at the home to check on the dogs. They said, because the Bulldogs are inside the home and the owner has their paper work updated, they can only issue the owner a fine.
Powell was rushed to Memorial Regional Hospital. She is in stable condition.
Animal Control still has to decide whether or not to fine the owner.
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