Dog owner's mail delivery suspended

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - It's a classic story of dog and mail carrier.

The mail carrier said there is an issue with dogs at a home. The dogs have gotten out before, and now the postal service won't deliver, even when the dogs are inside.

Brandon Allen said his dogs are disabled. One is 70 percent blind, and the other is recovering after being hit by a car. So, Allen gets frustrated that his mail carrier passes him by every day out of fear of his dogs.

According to Allen, he hasn't received mail at his home in months.

The post office said mail carriers are bitten by dogs often, and there's no way to know if a dog is friendly or not. So if a dog escapes one too many times, mail for that residence will be stopped, and the owner will have to pick it up at the post office.

Allen had taken steps to rectify the problem, including moving his mailbox to the street.

"They said that I had a dog issue but I have a privacy fence, I have an electrified dog fence," says Allen.

Now the post office agreed to stop by the house to see if Allen has taken the steps necessary to renew service to his home. However, it is the discretion of the post office to not send a carrier to a home if the carrier does not feel safe.