Miami mail carrier attacked by two dogs
MIAMI A mail carrier is recovering in the hospital after being attacked by two dogs.
Emogene Powell was delivering the mail when a resident's dogs jumped the fence and attacked her, reports CBS station WFOR-TV in Miami.
Witnesses say two good Samaritans driving by saved her.
"She was bleeding and bleeding and I called 911," said Michelle, the woman who lives across the street from the attack.
Residents say Powell is known in the neighborhood as the "singing mail carrier." She is only a year away from retirement.
Neighbors say they've seen the dogs in the area but they are usually chained in the backyard. It's unclear how they got out on Tuesday afternoon.
The woman who lives in the home that houses the dogs said the dogs are registered and they have they shots.
Despite police saying the dogs are pit bulls, the owners said the dogs are registered as American Bulldogs. She insists that they are not dangerous. But when WFOR-TV asked her to bring the dogs to the door she responded by saying, "No! Are you crazy? Do you think I would bring the dogs in here?"
Miami Dade Animal Control was at the scene and said they would not take the dogs away, saying there is a process to the investigation. The postal police can request animal control to investigate the matter under the Dangerous Dog Law. What happens to the dogs and the owners would depend on the outcome of that investigation.
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