Dog That Attacked Postal Carrier Will Be Euthanized
EDGEWATER, Colo. (CBS4) – A judge has determined that a pit bull that attacked a postal carrier and a police officer will be euthanized.
Police in Edgewater said there were several other incidents prior to the Aug. 1 attack involving the vicious dog that went into what was called a “difficult decision.”
The pit bull, along with a Rottweiler, jumped out of a screened-in window of a home near 24th and Newland Street Aug. 1 at went after postal worker Brian Bogle. He dodged a dog bite.
Two Edgewater police officers responding to Newland Street were also attacked. One of the officers suffered bites to the groin.
The officers killed the Rottweiler. The owner of the dogs, Mario Gonzalez, surrendered the pit bull to authorities on Aug. 5. Animal Control took the pit bull to the Foothills Animal Shelter.
Bogle stopped delivery to the Edgewater block for a week after the incident. Residents had to pick up their mail at the post office.
Gonzalez told a judge that he was very sorry about the incident and that he never expected his dogs to break through a window.