Residents of Springfield neighborhood speak out after no mail delivery for nearly two months

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – One Springfield neighborhood has gone nearly two months without getting mail delivered.

After five days of no mail in early April, Joe Brandel checked with the post office. Brandel says he was told that there was a wild dog roaming around, and that’s why mail delivery was stopped.

“Just because it’s a loose dog,” Brandel says. “I mean there’s gonna be a loose dog anywhere, so we need to resolve it.”

Brandel lives in the 2600 block of W. Nichols Street. He says the blocks between N. Clifton and N. Fulbright haven’t gotten mail delivered since early April.

Brandel says many people in the neighborhood have been putting the blame on one family.

“There’s a house down the street where they have two large dogs, and they basically told us that was the house. So everybody ganged up on that poor kid,” Brandel says.

That house belongs to Aaron Zabala. Zabala says he’s been given mixed messages from the post office and thinks its because he has two pitbulls.


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As a carrier attacked by a pitbull, thanks to that postmaster for taking a stand. Do you want to be looking over shoulder for a pitbull you know is coming.