DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – The United States Postal Service has discontinued service to at least three different neighborhoods throughout Davenport after a series of dog attacks.
According to a USPS spokesperson, three mail carriers have been attacked by dogs in three separate incidents over the last five days. The postal services says one of the attacks happened in the 2100 block of Farnam Street. Neighbors in the area received a letter dated June 6, 2019 saying the postal service is “reviewing options for delivery including possibly converting delivery to a neighborhood delivery collection box unit.”
The letter does not say the condition of the three postal service workers and a spokesperson did not have the information either, however; the letter sent by Postmaster Anthony Harris said “often these attacks result in serious injury and can be very costly to both the Postal Service and the pet’s owner.”
The spokesperson did not have specific locations for the other two dog attacks but did say that the Postal Service is looking at mail delivery options of those neighborhoods as well.
The letter signed by Harris said nearly 6,000 postal employees were attacked by dogs last year with 100 of them being in the Davenport area. Illinois ranks in the top ten states with the most dog attacks.