Valley pit bull faces likely death sentence for attacking mailman

AnchorageAugust 26, 2013 

From The Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman: A mailman who knocked on the door of a home in the Matanuska Valley to make a delivery last week was greeted by a lunging pit bull, according to borough officials. 

Carol Vardeman, head of Animal Care and Regulation for the Mat-Su Borough ... said a borough animal control officer responded.

“(Officer) Darla (Erskine) just told me that (the dog) chased him out to his truck and then bit him on the lip,” she said in describing the attack. “It looks like he has maybe seven stitches.”

As is usually the case with dog bites, the borough took possession of the pit bull.

“The owners surrendered the dog for quarantine,” Carol Vardeman said.

The owners also agreed to have the animal put down, she said, which will happen eventually.

Read more: Pit bull attack sends mailman to hospital 

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