Post Office Worker attacked by Dogs

On Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 1:55 pm, officers of the City of Lenoir Police Department responded to a call of a dog bite with injury. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a 47-year-old female who had received a severe trauma to her right forearm and puncture wounds to her back and right leg. The victim was transported to Caldwell UNC Healthcare and then airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. During the investigation, Lenoir Police Department Officers determined the victim, Kristi Goldsberry, was a United States Postal Service Mail Carrier. Goldsberry was delivering mail to the residence and made contact with the homeowner at the front door. While handing the package to the homeowner, two Great Dane dogs pushed by the homeowner and attacked Goldsberry. The homeowner immediately began to take control of the dogs and render first aid to Goldsberry. Caldwell County Animal Care Enforcement responded to the scene and took possession of both dogs. The owner of the dogs stated the dogs are four years old and have never bitten anyone before. There are no documented calls for service to this residence for dog-related calls. At this point in the investigation, and in conjunction with Caldwell County Animal Care, there are no anticipated criminal charges forthcoming.