THEODORE, Ala. (WALA) – A Mobile County post office has halted delivery service in a neighborhood in Theodore, saying dogs running loose on the road are to blame.
The delivery suspension dragged on for weeks, with Theodore Post Office claiming that at least one of the dogs bit the bumper and tires of the mail truck.
A Sunset Lane resident has contacted FOX10 News about the issue, saying he and 20 other families should not be penalized for one person’s free-range dogs. Since the suspension, he and several neighbors have had to travel ten kilometers to the post office to collect their mail – some of whom are elderly.
“We have elderly people who cannot drive, they have nurses to take care of them and they are very anxious,” said one resident. “I think they should deliver the mail to those who don’t have aggressive dogs; it’s not fair to keep the mail for the whole street.”
“I’m waiting for checks and that’s what was in the mail today, so I have to go at least every other day,” another resident.
A notice from the Postmaster to the residents of Sunset Lane, dated April 8, reads: “Your service is suspended until all dogs are safe on this road. Please repair immediately.”
FOX10 News learns that a potential solution appears to be on the horizon, as the person on the street with the allegedly loose dogs works to build a fence.
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