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The family is seeking answers following the incident in which a postal driver ran over their dog.

Yogi, a family pet from South Carolina, was recently struck by a U.S. Postal Service driver, as captured by a Ring camera. The incident occurred near the Gouge residence in Walterboro and appears to have been caused by the dog running out onto the street in pursuit of a treat. Although Yogi survived the accident he has since been diagnosed with a hip, femur and lower spine injury, as well as internal injuries, and may require limb amputation or, if not possible, euthanasia due to his compromised quality of life. Despite these challenges, his 8 and a half year old owner, Paula Gouge, remains hopeful that her companion will recover and become a 'three-legged miracle dog'. Officer Suzi Reeves from Colleton County Animal Services has been in touch with Yogis family and is handling the case. Reeves has identified the motorist responsible for the incident and is issuing at least two citations for improper animal care, in violation of the Colleton County Code of Ordinances. The motorist claims to have been unaware of hitting the dog, and Gouge mentioned that Officer Reeves has assured them that they have not done anything wrong and that there is no requirement to keep the dog on a leash.

Matthew Breen, the managing partner of Lowcountry Law, LLC, asserts that the family in question has the option to sue the driver for negligence, which could potentially result in the driver facing charges for hit and run. Breen then went on to explain that, while the family had to restrain their pet, that does not justify the driver's decision to run it over, citing the excuse that the animal was unleashed and on the road. He put emphasis on the importance of pet owners being vigilant and responsible, taking measures to ensure the safety of their companions, and having the option of seeking compensation in the event of any injury. The Walterboro Postal Service has not commented on the incident yet, as they are still reviewing the video footage and gathering details. The Southern Area Corporate Communications department of the United States Postal Service has also confirmed that they are looking into the matter.

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