ORDEAL: Angie Rich is terrified of dogs after the Australia Post contractor had her arm broken when a dog bit her arm when she was delivering a package to a Boyne Island home.
ORDEAL: Angie Rich is terrified of dogs after the Australia Post contractor had her arm broken when a dog bit her arm when she was delivering a package to a Boyne Island home. Michael Richards

Postie traumatised after savage dog attack breaks her arm

ANGIE Rich was delivering a parcel to a Boyne Island house when a dog came out at her.

It attacked her in the open front door.

It jumped up, breaking the 32-year-old Australia Post contractor's arm, scratched her breast and punctured her leg.

She said the dog was already classified as a "dangerous dog" and was now with Gladstone Regional Council. It will be put down if the owner doesn't appeal.

Neighbours heard her scream and thought it was a young girl.

Someone called in sick that day so she wasn't on her usual run, going to Boyne Island "for the first time in a while".

"In four years I have been bitten a couple of times but little nips not like this," she said.

She said the owner got the dog away from her, signed the docket and took the parcel.

She couldn't move and neighbours drove her to the Boyne Island Ambulance Station where she was transported to the Gladstone Hospital.

They discovered she had a broken arm from the puncture wounds (pictured right) and she was move to Rockhampton for surgery.

"I have had a metal plate and four screws put into my arm," she said.

A month after the incident she has returned to work on light duties but won't deliver parcels until after she has counselling.

The council wouldn't speak about specific dogs or cases but confirmed if a declared dangerous dog attacked a person it was required to place a destruction order on the animal.



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