Dog Attack Prompts Oregon Mail Carrier Suit

April 16, 2014

An Oregon postal worker seeks more than $180,000 in a lawsuit filed against the owner of a dog that allegedly attacked her.

The Register-Guard newspaper reported that Kristin Joachim’s suit was filed in Lane County Circuit Court.

The court document states that Joachim was delivering mail in a Eugene neighborhood two years ago when she was attacked by a Siberian Husky named Yukon that was on a leash, but escaped from its owner’s control.

dog_biteThe suit says Joachim suffered serious facial injuries, and the owner knew Yukon was “abnormally dangerous.”

The suit includes few other details, and a police log from the day of the attack does not list the incident.

Postal Service spokesman Mark Saunders says more than 5,000 letter carriers each year report being attacked by dogs.

Latest Comments

  • March 22, 2015 at 9:53 am
    Kay Oxford says:
    According to The Register Guard today, the owner stated that the postal carrier had been mean to the dog in the past. My family has owned several Siberian Huskies and I would ... read more
  • April 22, 2014 at 5:00 pm
    Libby says:
    Did I say I was an Alaskan expert? No. But I do know almost all the dogs used in the ididarod are some kind of husky. If you'd have gone to 3 of them, you would have known tha... read more
  • April 22, 2014 at 4:59 pm
    Libby says:
    You are right. The jaws of the pit bull are built to "lock" onto what it bites, making their attacks more vicious. With that said, it is the dog owners responsibility to kee... read more
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