Dog forces way out of house, bites postal carrier, police say

MADISON, Wis. - A postal carrier was taken to a hospital Monday after being attacked by a dog that forced its way out of a Darlington home, according to a release.

Darlington police responded around 3:20 p.m. to 904 Wells St. for reports of a dog bite, officials said.

The postal carrier was delivering mail to the home when a dog, described as a pit bull and Rottweiler mix, charged the front door of the home and forced the door open, according to the release.

The dog attacked the postal carrier, biting his arms and hands, police said. The postal carrier was taken to Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County.

Andrea Keeler, 24, was cited for having an unlicensed, nonvaccinated dog. Aaron Melton, 17, was arrested for disorderly conduct.

The dog is in police custody and is under the care of a veterinarian pending a decision on the dog’s future.

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