Menacing Dogs Keep Postal Workers From Delivering - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Menacing Dogs Keep Postal Workers From Delivering

RUPERT, Idaho (AP) - Rain, snow and heat may not faze postal workers, but a pack of dogs allowed to run loose has put the kibosh on to-your-doorstep delivery of mail in parts of the south-central Idaho city of Rupert.

The Times-News reports the U.S. Postal Service has suspended mail delivery in at least 10 neighborhoods until residents put up mailboxes near the street, sign up for a
central communal box or rent a post office box.

Incoming postmaster John Wiest says the agency has an obligation to keep its mail carriers safe.

Minidoka County Undersheriff Vic Watson says the animal control officer has taken several dogs into custody and Rupert police have issued several citations.


      
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