ROCKFORD - After letter carrier Marie McCollum was bit by a dog on her route for the third time Thursday, she is looking for owners to take more responsibility to prevent this from happening again.
McCollum has worked as a letter carrier for 17 years, and 15 years ago while on her route McCollum was attacked and bit on her face, arms, and legs by a pit bull. The pit bull was put to sleep and McCollum later found out the dog had previously bitten two other people before her.
McCollum said she hopes to see more legal ramifications taken against owners whose dogs bite other people, especially because she feels other are in danger as well, not just mail carriers.
By Michele C. Hollow
WREX Accessed: 2012-05-24. (Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/67uhA6vJe)
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