Postal carrier attacked by dogs; Owner talks with FOX31

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DENVER – A mail carrier and a bystander were wounded Monday morning when they were attacked by two dogs in Denver’s West Highland neighborhood.

According to Denver Animal Control, the U.S. Postal Service employee was delivering mail to a home on West 34th Ave. at Utica Street at about 10 a.m. when she was knocked down and bit by a chow mix and a malamute mix which escaped from the home through screen door.

The dogs were eventually corralled.

Gloria Kruse was rushed to Denver Health Medical Center for treatment of her wounds, which were not considered to be life-threatening.

A bystander who intervened was bit on the stomach.

Animal Control says the owner of the dogs, Phillip Key, was issued a citation for not having a license or current rabies vaccinations.

The dogs have been placed under quarantine.

Related: Denver 8th in U.S. for dog attacks on mail carriers

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