United Parcel Service Complaint - UPS Driver ran over my dogs head and killed it today, 19 July 2010
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND -- Update:23 July- I want to thank those of you that have read and expressed compassion. Now that the anger and grieving has subsided at bit, I feel that I need to add a few details for some of the more negative responses. Looking back, I feel some responsibility in that I never got a trainer to break Sara's "tire biting". My bad and I feel horrible. But, Sara was NOT in the street. My driveway 250ft long and is at the end of the road. The driver drove down 200 feet of it into the "invisible fence area", firmly on my property. He was a replacement driver and not the regular UPS guy that normally has dog treats. The local UPS Mgr I spoke with was also compassionate and they have determined some negligence and he will not be fired but "disciplined". It was an unfortunate accident that might have been avoided had the UPS driver and I done a few things differently. May God Bless you all and Sara.
20 July 2010-West Friendship, MD. Wow, What a bad day. I was in the back of my yard when I heard my dogs barking. 2 Jack Russells, Charlie, 10yo and Sara, 12yo. When I got to the front of the yard, Adam L., the UPS driver was backing out. I tried to signal him to stop but too late. He had already run over Sara's head and she was dead. Now this begs to question: If YOU are backing out of any location, and you know there are 2 dogs around, and you don't see them in front of the vehicle then they are probably too close to it. Right? So you stop and make sure they are clear or you ask the owner to secure the dogs. At least that what common sense and a concern for a Customer's Pets would dictate to a normal human being. When I called the local manager Mark H. I got the "oh, I'm sorry". I want that driver fired. No excuse for being negligent. What if it had been a child? If he knew there were 2 kids nearby and he starts to back up, he would have surely stopped to see where they were before continuing.