The federal government is suing two dog owners after their animals attacked a Canada Post employee.
A pair of Coquitlam homeowners are being taken to court amid allegations after their dogs bit Postie Jana Johstone while she was delivering the mail in 2014.
In a suit filed this week in BC Supreme Court, the Attorney General’s office on behalf of Canada Post claims the incident left Johnstone with lacerations to both her arm and leg.
It claims she also suffered bruising to her arms, wrists, and legs following the attack.
The suit adds the employer was left on the hook with costs for Johnstone’s medical costs and rehabilitation, along with wage compensation.
It claims the dog owners, Rosa Cabera and Alcides Garcia, failed to restrain or muzzle the animal and is asking for general and special damages.
None of the claims have been proven in court.