Shocking moment Royal Mail postman KICKED family dog ​​across floor while he was delivering parcel - petsitterbank

Shocking moment Royal Mail postman KICKED family dog ​​across floor while he was delivering parcel

Shocking moment Royal Mail postman KICKED family dog ​​across floor while he was delivering parcel

  • A postman was caught kicking a dog outside a home in Greater Manchester
  • Footage shows the man kicks the pet just moments after delivering a parcel
  • The daughter was left in tears and the dog now wets himself when the door rings

Footage captured on Ring doorbell showed the moment a postman kicked a family’s dog outside their house and left the daughter in tears.

The Royal Mail worker was delivering a parcel to a home in Greater Manchester, which was opened by her teenager daughter one morning last month.

The postman can be seen passing the parcel to the girl, at the same time the dog is running towards the open door and barking.

The man then kicks the dog, which sends it rolling several feet across the driveway before it scurries away onto the garden as the postman leaves.

The mother says her daughter approached her in tears following the incident. She claims the dog now wets itself every time the doorbell rings.

A Royal Mail worker was caught kicking a family dog ​​(pictured) across their driver seconds after delivering a parcel to their home in Greater Manchester

The postman had been waiting outside the house to deliver a parcel with no issue (pictured), but moments after he handed over the parcel he says the dog nipped him

The postman had been waiting outside the house to deliver a parcel with no issue (pictured), but moments after he handed over the parcel he says the dog nipped him

It is understood the incident has been discussed by Royal Mail with the postman involved and he claimed the dog nipped his ankle and his reactionary reflex was to kick the dog.

Speaking to The Manchester Evening News, the mother, who has already made a formal complaint, said: ‘My dog ​​is terrified of going to the door and when the doorbell goes, he wets himself and is visibly shaking.

‘My daughter answered the door for the delivery. I was outside hanging washing up and she ran in and told me what had happened. My daughter was very upset. She was crying her eyes out and she’s not an emotional kid.’

In a letter seen by the MEN, Royal Mail apologized for the upset caused, especially towards the daughter, but mentioned how on average 33 Royal Mail staff are attacked by dogs every week.

It said: ‘We work closely with our health and safety team to ensure our staff are fully aware of the dangers of loose animals. We employ an absolute AVOID policy, whereby mail is returned to the office for a safe attempt delivery should any loose animals or pets be looking to what they see as defending their family, or space.’

It is understood the Royal Mail have both apologized to the family and spoken about the incident with the worker in question

It is understood the Royal Mail have both apologized to the family and spoken about the incident with the worker in question

A Royal Mail spokesperson said in a statement: ‘Royal Mail treats all dog attacks on our postmen and postwomen very seriously. Our first priority as an employer is to ensure the welfare and safety of our people who provide a valuable service to our customers.

‘The vast majority of dog owners are very responsible and keep their pets under control. However, last year, there were 1,690 dog attacks on postmen and women in the UK – some resulting in life-changing injuries. We continue to appeal to dog owners and their families to help reduce the number of attacks, particularly at the door and in the garden.

‘Customers who would like more information about how to prevent dog attacks when the postman visits their property, can visit our website at www.royalmail.com/dogawareness.’

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