NEWAK, Ohio — A pit bull has been seized and quarantined after it allegedly attacked a female postal worker in Newark Tuesday morning.
Postal worker, Tia Walters, was delivering mail in the area of Allen Street when she says she was attacked and bitten by a pit bull at about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to Newark police.
Walters went to an area hospital for treatment and has been placed on restricted duties while she recovers.
The dog in question was taken into custody by the animal control department where it is being held in quarantine. The dog will be held for a total of 10 days, at which time a report will be sent to the prosecutor. The prosecutor will decide if charges will be filed.
Sgt. Scott Snow of the Newark Police Department says the dog was seized because the owner failed to notify the police of the incident.
The incident comes one day after the city’s safety committee considered adding a separate category for pit bulls in the city’s codes. The city currently labels pit bulls as vicious animals, regardless of their behavior.