AN Amazon driver is alleged to have kicked a customer’s pet dog six times and branded the owner a “b****”.
Crash the chihuahua was left limping after the shocking incident in York on Monday, according to Eilis Pitwood.
The mum of two says she was breastfeeding her baby when she was forced to run into the garden to rescue her dog and chase off the aggressive driver.
Eilis, 19, has since received a box full of food treats from Amazon which came with the message: “Not in the dog house.”
The delivery driver, who is understood to have become irritated by the presence of the dog, has been fired, according to Eilis.
On Monday, Eilis complained about the incident on Facebook, writing: “Disgusted with your carriers.
“Delivered my order and kicked my chihuahua six times before I chased the man out of my garden.”
Referring to a bone disorder which affects her pet’s hips, she added: “Having to take him to the vets as he already has Perth’s disease and is seriously limping from this attack.
“If he could do this to a dog, what could he do to a child?”
Speaking today, Eilis, who ordered the item on eBay but which was delivered by Amazon, added: “I’m happy he was sacked.
“I’ve never had anyone have a problem with a chihuahua.
“Crash was running around his feet barking. I think he thought it was acceptable to stand still and attempt to kick him instead of walking out of the gate.
“I had to leave the kids in the living room and try get my dogs away from him but because he was kicking them they obviously were running and barking more.
“I had to run down the garden path in my dressing gown, no shoes to chase him away.
“That’s when he called me a b****.
I have a three-year-old and 18-month-old and my three-year-old was upset and confused why I was running after a man in the garden.Eilis
Eilis later shared a photograph showing a box of crisps, fudge, popcorn, cookies and honeycomb dips Amazon had sent her in a box with the words “not in the dog house”.
A gift note from Amazon read: “Thank you for allowing us to work through your recent concerns.
Kind regards Amazon Executive Customer Relations.”
She replied: “I’d like to thank those at Amazon that sent me these in condolences for the driver attacking my dog.
“Crash is doing well albeit a bit scared of outside, however the treats you kindly sent should be a good initiative.”
Responding online, Beth Ebdon wrote: “I hope you went to the police, that’s awful.”
Emma Louise said: “I would inform the police and give them a description of the person as animal cruelty can be dealt with by the police as it’s a criminal offence.”
Last year, Amazon had to pay out £16,000 in vet fees after one of their drivers ran over one-year-old dachshund, Dukey, while delivering in Burgh Castle, Norfolk.