El Paso Neighborhood Didn’t Get Mail for Weeks; “Mean Dog on the Loose”
One south-central El Paso neighborhood didn’t get their mail for three weeks…USPS says it’s because there was a mean dog loose in the area.
But, residents say, the dog issue was solved and they STILL didn’t get their mail for two and a half weeks.
Our friends over at KFOX-14 say they reached out to the Postal Service who told them,
---“If a letter carrier feels threatened by a vicious dog…the owner may be asked to pick up the mail at the Post Office until the carrier is assured the pet has been restrained.”
The neighbors still have lots of questions.
Like, “Why was the whole neighborhood cut off and not just the owner?”, “Why did we still not get mail after the dog problem was resolved?”, and “Why didn’t anyone let us know what was going on?”
USPS had a response to that last question. Folks in this neighborhood (Papago Road near Geronimo and 1-10) say they never received a notice warning or explanation.
The USPS told KFOX 14, “In this specific case, it had been unsafe to do so”.
Unsafe to drop a note in the mailbox? This must have been one scary hell-hound. Cujo didn’t have anything on the “Beast of Papago Road”.
The residents, mostly senior citizens, say they’ve finally, after almost three weeks, started getting their mail. But, if this turns out to have been a Pomeranian or a Teacup Chi-Poo, they’ll probably have a few more questions.