A Missouri family found their dog dead in the their driveway and a note on their front door from the UPS driver who ran him over.
"A UPS driver in your area accidently ran over your dog. Please contact us,” the letter said.
The family was devastated at the loss of their pet boxer.
"He was just like having another kid," said the dog's owner April Allen.
UPS says the driver followed company protocol, WPVI-TV reported.
"Our management team apologized to the customer and the claim is settled through a third party insurance agent,” UPS said in a statement.
The company says more training is given to drivers whenever an accident occurs.
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