A postal carrier was attacked and seriously injured by two Great Dane dogs in Lenoir, N.C. on Thursday. Both dogs were seized by the Caldwell County Animal Care Enforcement.
Following the attack Kristi Goldsberry, 47, was transported via ambulance to Caldwell UNC Health Care. She was then taken by a helicopter to Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. Goldsberry suffered severe trauma to her right forearm and puncture wounds to her back and right leg, the Lenoir Police Department said in a news release.
Shortly before 2 p.m., Lenoir police officers responded to a call of a dog bite with injury at 956 SW Norwood St. When officers arrived, they found Goldsberry, Lenoir police said.
During the investigation, officers determined Goldsberry is a United States Postal Service mail carrier. Goldsberry was delivering mail to the residence and made contact with the homeowner at the front door. While handing the package to the homeowner, two Great Dane dogs pushed by the homeowner and attacked Goldsberry. The homeowner immediately began to take control of the dogs and render first aid to Goldsberry, Lenoir police said.
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Caldwell County Animal Care Enforcement responded to the scene and took possession of both dogs. The owner of the dogs stated the dogs are 4 years old and had never bitten anyone before Thursday, Lenoir police said.
There are no documented calls for service to the residence for dog-related calls, prior to the attack on Thursday, Lenoir police said.
So far, there are no anticipated criminal charges, Lenoir police said.