UPDATE: Alabama postal worker accused of feeding nails to dogs suspended

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In Madison County, Alabama, a postal worker accused of delivering more than the mail, has been suspended and charged with animal cruelty after authorities allege she fed meatballs laced with nails to at least one dog on her route, according to United States Postal officials, reports Reuters.

Susanna Burhans, 47, a career United States Postal Service employee, has been charged with aggravated cruelty to animals, a Class C felony. She was arrested on Thursday and released from the Madison County Jail on a $2,500 bond. Postal Service spokeswoman Jeldrys Lowry stated Burhams targeted Missy, a dog owned by Ed Glover, a resident in the Woody Circle area of New Hope. Glover found meatballs laced with nails near his mailbox, and concerned for his dog’s health -rushed her to the family veterinarian. The x-rays showed nails in the dog’s stomach. Missy is currently being treated and is expected to recover.

“The USPS OIG considers the allegation to be a very serious matter,” Lowry said. “When these types of allegations are made, USPS OIG special agents vigorously investigate these matters.

The U.S. Postal Service employs more than 625,113 employees and is the largest civilian federal workforce in the country,” the statement continued. “This type of alleged behavior within the Postal Service is not tolerated and the overwhelming majority of Postal Service employees, which serve the public, are honest, hardworking, and trustworthy individuals who would never consider engaging in any type of criminal behavior.”

No motive has been given for the alleged crime. Sheriff’s Captain Mike Salomonsky told WHNT , there is another area resident who has has filed a complaint. However, no further details have been released and the allegations remain under investigation.

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(Photos of postal worker and meatballs filled with nails screenshots via Alabama.com)

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15 replies
  1. Sherry says:

    This kind of cruelty is getting so common, I just can’t stand it. We are walking among monsters; they are everywhere. Keep your dogs close.

  2. pennysdachshunds says:

    We live on a rural route OUR Wonderful “MAILWOMAN ” has been on the route 12 years and she never missis dog biscuits for the dogs who wait faithfully for her!!! This Mail Bitch is a menace to society and gives a bad name to the hundreds of mail people who are very dedicated!!!

  3. Linda Szymoniak says:

    It doesn’t say how long she’s worked for the USPS, but does say she was a “career” employee. I think that would mean she’s been there for some time. I wonder how many other animals she’s harmed over the years? This could be the tip of a very disturbing iceberg…. Glad the dog is going to be all right, but this monster should also have to pay all their vet bills.

    • Nancy Raymond says:

      Absolutely! I hope she runs into one of those dog owners who saved those nail laden meatballs and they stuff them down her throat – she deserves it.

  4. Red says:

    What is it with MONSTERS??? They are so evil and so CHICKEN that they just pick on the innocent, helpless, people or pets that can not fight back? If they are so freaking tough…… PICK ON SOMEONE YOUR OWN SIZE PINHEADS!!!! Hell no…. you may get your lights punched out right? Chicken A**!!!! The PO better fire this nit wit!

  5. Angela Corso says:

    Good to read! I was hoping this incident would lead to charges and her termination. What a horrible person! Hurting an innocent dog is just not normal behavior. I am happy to read the dog will be okay.


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