Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB), June 30, 2014 – PCS Bail Bonds (www.PCSBailBonds.com), Fort Worth, Texas’ most trusted bail bond service, is releasing its comments on a recent incident that saw a Fort Worth postal worker charged in the eventual death of a dog he encountered on one of his deliveries last month.
On Tuesday, May 17, a Yorkshire terrier named Maxwell suffered serious injuries and had to be euthanized as a result. The dog’s owner, Lawrence Brown, believes Maxwell was hurt by 48-year-old U.S. Postal Service worker Ricky Eugene Jackson striking the dog with a rock. When asked by Brown why he allegedly did it, Jackson replied that he “did what [he] had to do.” (Sources: “Fort Worth mail carrier accused of hitting dog with rock,” KHOU.com, June 20, 2014; http://www.khou.com/news/texas-news/Fort-Worth-mail-carrier-accused-of-hitting-dog-with-rock-263981741.html; Miller, B. and Evans, T., “Couple accuses mail carrier of fatally injuring their dog with a rock,” Star-Telegram.com, May 19, 2014; http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/05/19/5830926/fort-worth-dog-dies-after-being.html?rh=1.)
“This is a difficult situation for both parties involved,” says Paul Schuder, owner of PCS Bail Bonds. “Preventing dog bites is something the postal service takes seriously, as they need to ensure the safety of their workers at all times. On the other hand, consideration has to be taken into account as to whether the postal worker felt he was in a compromising situation.”
Jackson turned himself in on Thursday, June 19 and faces an animal cruelty charge. He was later freed on a $3,500 bail bond and continues to be on paid administrative leave from his job.
Schuder explains that there are laws that are pertinent to this incident. Fort Worth city ordinance states a dog must be “securely enclosed or confined to its owner’s yard by a physical fence.” The ordinance goes on to say that the dog is in violation of the restraint ordinance if it is off of its leash or not in the presence of its owner. In this instance, the dog is considered “dangerous” if a person is to “reasonably believe that the animal will attack and cause bodily injury to that person.”
“It’s upsetting that the dog had to lose his life; you hate to see anyone lose a pet.” Schuder concludes. “However, Fort Worth Laws are in place for a reason and it’s now up to the judicial process to sort this out.”
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