CORINTH, Miss. (WTVA) - The Corinth mayor held a special ceremony for a postal worker whom people are calling a hero.
The postal carrier saved a teenage girl from a pack of dogs on Sunday morning.
The dogs attacked Tess Lancaster. | Source: Darla Nash
Community members, city leaders and the family of Tess Lancaster gathered at City Hall Wednesday to honor Abby Puckett.
Several dogs attacked Lancaster as she was jogging along County Road 173.
Puckett managed to scare away the dogs with mace.
After the dogs ran away, Puckett put Lancaster in a truck and drove her to the nearest house and called 911.
Lancaster’s grandmother, Darla Nash, and her family expressed their deepest gratitude for Puckett’s action.
“She’s a hero. Whether she wants to believe it or not,” Nash said.
“I was very honored, little overwhelming,” Puckett said of the ceremony. “I’m not used to this kind of attention but I’m very appreciative.”
Nash said her granddaughter is healing and in good spirits. She is confident Lancaster will bounce back from the injury.