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USPS Carrier Gets Mauled To Death By Dogs


Working as a mail carrier is a dangerous job considering you never know who or what you will encounter.

A Florida mail carrier was recently attacked by a pack of five dogs.

Pamela Rock a mail carrier for USPS was doing her routine mail route when all of a sudden a pack of wild dogs started to maul her.

Rock would later die from her injuries and the dogs were soon put down after.

The New York Post offered these details:

A Florida mail carrier who was attacked and savagely mauled by a pack of five dogs has died, officials announced.

Pamela Jane Rock, 61, succumbed to her injuries at a hospital on Monday night, a day after the incident in Putnam County, sheriff’s Col. Joseph Wells said during a press conference on Tuesday.

“A postal family member lost her life in a dog bite attack. The US Postal Service is deeply saddened at the loss of our employee,” a spokesperson for the United States Postal Service said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and her co-workers at this time.”

The dogs have been seized and will be euthanized by animal control officials.

Wells told reporters that the dogs that brutalized Rock have been identified by witnesses and will be euthanized by animal control officials.

He also said the dogs were mixed breed and that the sheriff’s office had responded four times in three years for incidents relating to vicious animals in the area where Sunday’s deadly mauling occurred.

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USA Today had more details to share:

A U.S. Postal Service carrier in rural Florida was killed after being attacked by five dogs when her vehicle broke down, authorities say.

In a news conference, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office announced that 61-year-old Pamela Jane Rock died in the hospital Monday a day after a vicious attack that saw several neighbors – and the animals’ owners – try to fend off the dogs.

“One neighbor brought his firearm along and fired several shots in the air in an attempt to disrupt the attack,” Putnam County Sheriff’s spokesman Joseph Wells said at the news conference. “That was unsuccessful.”

Rock was attacked near Palatka, a small Florida city 45 miles from Jacksonville.

When police arrived at the scene Sunday, they found the dogs behind a fence and Rock bleeding. t, Officers applied tourniquets to stem the loss of blood, but during the drive to the hospital, Rock went into cardiac arrest. She died the next day.


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