Two dogs involved in mail carrier attack euthanized
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (WSVN) -- Officials took action one day after a mail carrier was attacked. Now, the dog owner has lost his dogs but is offering some well wishes to the victim.
Miami-Dade Animal Services was on the scene in Miami Gardens where they took away two American Bulldogs.
Police said on Tuesday, the dogs attacked 55-year-old Emogene Powell. "The dog owner has been extremely cooperative," said Katy Ladrada. "He understands the severity of the attack and he understands that there is a probability that if these dogs are left on the property, they may be involved in future incidents that are similar in this nature."
"I'm so sorry about this," said the dog owner. "I see this lady every day down my block and I talk to this lady every day."
The dog owner said his dogs lived in a home with small children. He said they were never aggressive and he feels absolutely awful about what happened. "I can't take back what happened," said the man. "I can't, but if I could believe me, them dogs would not even go close to this lady even if I had to kill them myself."
Powell was saved by a Good Samaritan who jumped into action. "I helped the lady who was laying on the floor," said a witness. "She had blood all over her face."
The dog owner felt so bad for the tragic incident that he went to visit the mail carrier at the hospital with his family. They took her flowers and balloons.
Both dogs will be euthanized.
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