Letter carriers need your help to prevent the bite


This is National Dog Bite Awareness Week. Letter carriers ask your cooperation in keeping dogs restrained.

Alva - The number of U.S. Postal Service employees attacked by dogs nationwide fell to 5,803 in 2019, more than 200 fewer than in 2018 and more than 400 fewer since 2017. For Postal Service officials and mail carriers, one bite is one too many. During National Dog Bite Awareness Week, June 14–20, USPS highlights technology that helps reduce potential attacks. The organization also highlights safety initiatives to help protect its employees and offers tips to pet owners.

In Alva, three carriers were attacked in 2019, noted Postmaster Fleming.

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