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my dog has bitten the postman. the postman said he would report

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my dog has bitten the postman. the postman said he would report it to the police. will my dog be put down ?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Terri Riba replied 8 years ago.

Hi Helen,


What age breed and weight is your dog?


How bad is the bite?


Is he UTD on shots?

Are you in the US?






Customer: replied 8 years ago.


The dog is a mongral, not sure of the weight but he is a medium size dog.

There were 2 bites, not serious but bad enough

He has had all his shots

We are in the UK


Thanks helen

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Expert:  Terri Riba replied 8 years ago.

Hello Helen,


You do not have a Rabies issue in the UK? Is that correct? Here in the U S they quarentine biting dogs but they are not usually put down unless they have a record of biting. So hopefully this is a first offence and you will get off with just a warning.


I am sure the Postman is quite upset. Offer to pay any medical bills for him and if he must take a day off to recover, etc.


Please let me know the outcome.


Kindest regards,