HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) – A social media post is gaining attention after a Hattiesburg resident said her dog was sprayed with some type of substance by a United States Postal Service carrier delivering mail.
Through home surveillance video, the Delgado family said they captured what appeared to be a mail carrier spraying their dog, Lucky, through a fence on Memphis Street in downtown Hattiesburg.
“Saturday I heard the dogs barking and I just happened to look at the security footage on my phone, and I saw that our mailman was reaching over our fence to mace our dog in the face, repeatedly,” Caitlin Delgado said.
“He walked away a little bit and sprayed him again through the fence when our dog wasn’t being aggressive at all,” Delgado said. “He never tried to jump up on the fence. He never even growled at him. He was barking. But, even if he would have tried to he couldn’t get him over the fence where the mailbox is.”
Lucky is 4-year-old Stafford Shire Terrier mix. Jonathan and Caitlin Delgado rescued him from Southern Pines Animal Shelter in Hattiesburg back in November.