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Tue, Feb 12 | By Robin Wallace | 985

ENID, Ok. – The U.S. Postal Service’s creed has been put to the test. While dedicated carriers might be willing to brave snow, rain or heat, the postal office is no longer carrying mail through an Enid, Oklahoma neighborhood. <… more ›

Postmen Break Creed to Avoid Neighborhood Dogs
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Oldmaidcatwoman
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Oldmaidcatwoman
5 years ago

I don't envy the mail carriers having to trudge through all kinds of weather--nice to hear the Post Office backed them up here--having to face a territorial dog would be very scary.

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ArthurCurtis
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ArthurCurtis
5 years ago

I had no idea there such a "zone" on the books. Makes sense though. The owners should definitely contain their pets as a safety to the pets.

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Ethan W.
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Ethan W.
5 years ago

Maybe a little peer pressure form the neighbors will help.

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Betty W.
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Betty W.
5 years ago

Good for the post office! No way should workers have to risk physical harm to deliver the mail.

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Chitown
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Chitown
5 years ago

I wonder if the neighbors ganged up, figuratively speaking, on the negligent dog owners. If I had to go out of my way to get my mail because of this, I'd go door to door (except the doors of the dog owners, of course) with a petition to declare those folks a public nuisance.

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Rhonda T.
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Rhonda T.
5 years ago

I would hope that some kind of resolution can happen. Even if the pet owners would have the pets contained during the hours that the postman is there. I wonder if anyone else is afraid to go into that area?

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Dstrykr
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Dstrykr
5 years ago

Good for the post office! They are even bending over backwards to accommodate the neighborhood by installing central postal boxes! But in the meantime, perhaps this will open the eyes of irresponsible dog owners....but I kind of doubt it.

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NFSAW S.
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NFSAW S.
5 years ago

I don't blame the potal workers for not wanting to put themselves in danger. I bet these dog owners will become more responsible when they have to drive to get their mail every day!

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Geoff L.
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Geoff L.
5 years ago

Can't say as I blame them!

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debby r.
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debby r.
5 years ago

No ones life should be in jeopardy doing their job. The unresponsible dogs owners should be heavily fined.

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kyla a.
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kyla a.
5 years ago

i dont think anyone should be put in danger because of irresponsible dog ownership..i hope that people will pay attention to the risk it has put on their community that the mail cant even make it there!.. i bet people will start paying attention when they are expecting their income tax return checks in a few weeks!!

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Ralph M.
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Ralph M.
5 years ago

People should not let their dogs run loose. Go after the owners, tickets, fines, arrest, whatever it takes. It shouldn't get to the point that postal service has to stop mail for the area.

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Ann G.
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Ann G.
5 years ago

A central neighborhood mailbox sounds like a good idea. We can't fault dogs for protecting their territory, and we certainly can't put mail carriers at risk.

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DEREKDEMANE
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DEREKDEMANE
5 years ago

I totally agree with the post office. This is just another example of irresponsible pet owners.

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Ro V.
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Ro V.
5 years ago

Who can blame them? Come on folks, get your dogs inside so these people can do their job!

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MaxxieBrown
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MaxxieBrown
6 years ago

A few dogs owners should not be allowed to keep the mail from coming through. If they continue to ignore the warnings, the dogs should be taken away.

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Sarah  W.
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Sarah W.
6 years ago

I think its unfair if no one gets the mail, even though half the people don't have dogs loose. But i guess it makes sense.

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Beth M.
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Beth M.
6 years ago

What they (post office) could do mail box clusters in this neigborhood

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MaxxieBrown
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MaxxieBrown
6 years ago

Like they do in trailer parks. Tat would be a good idea.

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mike z.
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mike z.
6 years ago

pfft. i wouldnt deliver mail there either.

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Lara W.
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Lara W.
6 years ago

Dog owners need to be responsible, period.

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Andy K.
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Andy K.
6 years ago

Was this ever resolved? And yes, what is wrong with the pet owners? The animals need to be seized and then the police or animal control needs to talk with the owners. If they do not control their animal, they can no longer keep it.

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Meg S.
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Meg S.
6 years ago

What is wrong with these dog owners? It does not seem like a difficult thing to keep your dog inside or kenneled outside so that Postal carriers and the public are safe.
How can people be so inconsiderate? Now all have to be inconvenienced because of a few idiots.

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Rhonda T.
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Rhonda T.
6 years ago

The dog owners need to take responsibility. If they can't control the pets, then you wonder if they are getting the proper care or attention that a pet needs. This should be taken care of before someone gets hurt.

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Ahb
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Ahb
6 years ago

I agree too. It is the responsibility of the dog owner to be sure their dogs are inside, fenced, or on a leash. I hope they will get this resolved quickly; especially for those who cannot get out and rely on their mail being delivered to their home.

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Wendie
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Wendie
6 years ago

I totally agree with this. If your dog is not under control, why should the mailman risk getting hurt (and your dog's life because it's going to get put down for chewing up the mailman) to deliver your Wal-mart ad.

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cindy-lou J.
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cindy-lou J.
6 years ago

Leash Laws!!! ???? Dogs roaming Loose- In this circumstance I wouldn't deliver the mail either

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Lourie H.
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Lourie H.
6 years ago

It has been awhile. I wonder if the problem got resolved. I would think the owners of the offending dogs would want to protect their dogs and keep them out of the danger of the streets.

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Kate H.
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Kate H.
6 years ago

You would think that after they had to keep going to the Post office for their mail they would get the message and contain their dogs

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Alexis93
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Alexis93
6 years ago

Dogs shouldn't be loose

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Carol M.
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Carol M.
6 years ago

I appreciate the postal workers' concerns. Too bad that the entire neighborhood has to be penalized for the irresponsibility of a few.

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Penguin
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Penguin
6 years ago

Can't say I blame the postal workers. I wouldn't take my chances facing off with a dog. The dogs should be tied up and not near the mailbox either. We have a leash law in our area.

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Cwasson
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Cwasson
6 years ago

A few careless people - like the proverbial "bad apple". But I can't say I blame the postal service for wanting to take care of their employees. Keep us up-to-date on the outcome.

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Jeanie F.
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Jeanie F.
6 years ago

Maybe they should have a post office box and go to the post office to pick up their own mail.

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Hauler
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Hauler
6 years ago

I don't blame the postal workers! Maybe they can make the irresponsible people take care of their pets or they have to get a P.O. box, The inconvenience might make them responsible!

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Michelle G.
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Michelle G.
6 years ago

It's too bad that everyone in that neighborhood has to be punished because of some irresponsible pet owners!!

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Michelle H.
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Michelle H.
6 years ago

Postal workers often have a dangerous job and I think they need to be able to do their dog safely.

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Tammy K.
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Tammy K.
6 years ago

Don't know if it helps with all dogs, but our postman carries dog treats. He hands them out to the local dogs like the banks hand out suckers to the kids.

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D. Rene
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D. Rene
6 years ago

Why are the dogs running loose?

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Ashlee S.
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Ashlee S.
6 years ago

Too bad the entire neighborhood suffers due to a few negligent pet owners

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mARY ANN M.
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mARY ANN M.
6 years ago

I do not understand why animal control has not taken the animals if they have already issued tickets and it has not stopped the problem. The animals could be hit by cars or otherwise injured, so it is not just for the safety of others, it is also for the safety of the animals that they be contained.

Perhaps seizing the animals and upping the fines considerably would have a greater impact on the owners.

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Jholt
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Jholt
6 years ago

Can't blame the carriers, it's quite horrific to be attacked by a dog!

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KIX51
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KIX51
6 years ago

This is a shame. The offending people should be learn to be more responsible pet owners - or not be pet owners at all!

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GizmoMom
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GizmoMom
6 years ago

I wouldn't deliver to an area with dangerous dogs at large, even if no bites have occurred yet. I don't blame the post office for refusing delivery!

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Tic T.
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Tic T.
6 years ago

That's a shame that an entire neighbor is inconvenienced by the actions of a limited number of the residents. I hope this is resolved soon!

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TimDemp30
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TimDemp30
6 years ago

This must be a major inconvenience for the neighborhood, but it makes sense to me. The post officer workers shouldn't have to fell threatened while doing their jobs. The owners need to take responsibility and keep the dogs inside.

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Louise P.
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Louise P.
6 years ago

I think this is good because you have to protect the postal workers. The owners should not have their pets loose.

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Tracee G.
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Tracee G.
6 years ago

This is what needs to be done. People need to keep there dogs leashed or pened up.

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bonnie
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bonnie
6 years ago

owners need to keep an eye on their pets at all time when they are outside

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Jim  S.
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Jim S.
6 years ago

Kudos to the Postal Service. I'm not saying they should not deliver but they need to be safe also. It also keeps the owners safe against potential Law suits.

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Melissa7271
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Melissa7271
6 years ago

I agree everyone should work together to resolve this situation. Maybe this will be a wake up call to the residents to control their dogs a little more responsibly.

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