Mail Service Suspended After NJ Dog Attack

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    PHILADELPHIA - DECEMBER 17: U.S. Postal Service carrier Ron Comly carries parcel packages to a home while delivering mail along his postal route December 17, 2003 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. December 17 is expected to be the busiest delivery day for the U.S. Postal Service. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

    The U.S. Postal Service has suspended delivery to four northern New Jersey homes after a dog attacked a mail carrier.

    The residents in the cluster of homes on Durand Place in Rochelle Park must retrieve the mail on their own.

    Joan Patti tells The Record newspaper she was trying to tie her 3-year-old chocolate Lab named Max to the front of the house when the dog broke free and attacked the letter carrier last month. Jian Yang sustained six bites to his arm.

    Postal Service spokesman George Flood says the attack was the dog's third on postal carriers this year and service is only suspended as a last resort.

    Patti's husband says the dog was wrong but he doesn't think his neighbors should be penalized.