“He decides to walk right in front of the gate and nonchalantly spray the dog.”
The poor dog was in pain and in distress as the mailman walked past her without worrying whether she was hurt or not. The worst thing was that after taking a closer look at all the footage, Alfonso discovered how this wasn’t the first time for this cruel man to do such gruesome act. He did it 11 times.
They discovered how Pupa’s eyes were pepper sprayed every time the mailman would deliver the mail. He, however, never complained about the dog.
“My gate is over here, where my dog is obviously behind,” Alfonso said, showing how Pupa is kept 3 feet from the mail box.
Alfonso’s children also suffered the consequences of the spraying as they would spend their time around the dog.
“They’ve been sick with respiratory issues,” he said.
According to 10News, Alfonso’s family visited the emergency room many times and the reason was the respiratory problems his two children, 3-year-old Alsonso Jr. and 1-year-old Regina suffered from. A couple of weeks ago, the kids were diagnosed with asthma.
“I believe what he’s done to our family is criminal,” Alfonso said.
The family filed a police report against the US postal service and authorities are currently investigating this case that left people outraged. But as it turned out, Pupa wasn’t the only dog harmed by this same man. Alfonso’s neighbor’s dog was reported to experience excruciating pain after the mailman’s visit. It’s eyes were red and it was obviously hurt with a pepper spray.
After an internal investigation, USPS released a public statement and an apology:
“On behalf of the United States Postal Service, we want to apologize to the Galindo family and Pupa. We do not condone our employees behaving in a manner which is not professional and courteous.The appropriate personnel and corrective action will be taken as well as training given to all local letter carriers.”
Alfonso, however, believes what USPS are doing regarding this issue is not enough and adds, “That left me with a question. Is this person going to be retrained and put back on my route? That’s not going to cut it.”
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