Mail Carrier Allegedly Fed Dog Meatballs Full Of Nails

Police say she may have fed the nail-filled meatballs to other dogs, too.

By Gina Tron

An Alabama mail carrier faces up to 10 years in prison for allegedly feeding a dog meatballs that contained nails.

According to, U.S. Postal Service worker Susanna Dawn Burhans, 47, is now facing a felony charge of aggravated cruelty to animals. She was arrested Thursday and was released from jail after posting $2,500 bail.

A joint investigation by the local police and the Postal Service determined that she allegedly fed the meatballs with nails to at least one dog. The investigation was kicked off by a complaint made two weeks ago, according to the Associated Press.

"We gathered intelligence from the Postal Service and put everything together," Madison County Sheriff's Office Captain Mike Salomonsky said. "Right now, we know for sure there's one dog. But there's another neighbor that had a complaint, so there might be two or more."

The dog's condition was not reported.

[Madison County Jail]

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