Pit Bull Quarantined after Attacking Mail Carrier in Wichita

A pit bull is quarantined after attacking a U.S. postal carrier at a south Wichita home and leaving him with 26 stitches.

The Wichita Eagle reports that the 53-year-old carrier was bitten Friday morning after the dog pushed through a fence weakened by wet soil.

Wichita police Lt. Joe Schroeder, who oversees the city’s animal control operations, says the pit bull had bitten someone in the neighborhood previously, but that person didn’t want to pursue charges.

He says the owner of the dog could face a charge, most likely a misdemeanor, for the bites. The dog will be quarantined for 10 days to determine whether it has rabies. If the pit bull is found to be highly dangerous, the owner could be forced to confine or muzzle the dog.