February 15, 2017
A Petaluma Great Dane will be killed after it bit a mail carrier Feb. 4, Petaluma Animal Services announced Tuesday.
Postal worker Winnie He was delivering mail at a Sierra Drive home about 4 p.m. when the large black-and-white dog started growling at her through a screen door. As He — who is 4 feet, 8 inches tall — was walking away from the home, she was overtaken by the dog, an adult male named Merlin. Once on the ground, the dog bit her face and forehead before being pulled off by the owner, according to the case report from Petaluma Animal Services.
The report did not state the dog’s height or weight.
He, who has worked for the post office in Petaluma for four years, also was bitten about two years ago.
This time, however, her injuries required 17 stitches above an eyebrow and 22 stitches under her chin, according to a coworker