Four dogs are being held at a Tacoma, Washington, animal shelter after they were involved in an attack on a UPS driver. According to multiple local news reports, last week the driver had to call 9-1-1 from inside of a gate on the homeowner’s property to get help.
The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department is quoted in the News Tribune:
The fire department rammed the driveway gate, drove to the victim and pulled him into their vehicle,”
Though local news agencies have reported that a relative of the dogs’ owner refused to open the gate to the driveway, someone claiming to be a relative of the family has issued a statement on a Facebook group for residents in the town of Orting. According to the Facebook group post, the girl who refused to open the gate was not a relative – she was someone who lived at a trailer park behind the homeowner’s property.
The same individual has stated that the UPS driver let himself in through a side gate to the driveway, despite instructions on the package that advised the delivery person NOT to enter the property and to beware of dogs.
The fate of the dogs, described as pit bulls, remains unknown – on Monday, a volunteer with Tacoma Humane Society told the Pet Rescue Report that staff and volunteers have been advised not to speak to the media about the incident until the investigation is complete.
The UPS driver was taken to a hospital to be treated for multiple bite wounds.
(Stock image of pit bull via Pixabay)
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