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EDITORIAL: Dog attacks are no laughing matter

Author: The Pueblo Chieftain Editorial Board - September 12, 2017 - Updated: September 12, 2017

It was a distinction that, quite frankly, our community could have done without.

A few days ago, we learned that the United States Postal Services Sunset Station on Pueblo’s South Side has reported more dog attacks so far this year than any other station in Colorado or Wyoming. In fact, the ratio of postal carriers to dog attacks there is twice as high as any other office in the two-state region.

It would be easy to make some lame jokes about how dogs biting postal carriers is part of the natural order of things, but this isn’t a laughing matter. A Sunset carrier needed nearly a month of extensive medical treatment following one of this year’s dog attacks.

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