“Nearly 6,000 postal employees were attacked by dogs last year, but that pales in comparison to the 4.5 million Americans attacked each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the majority of victims are small children, the elderly and Postal Service carriers — in that order — are the most frequent victims.
The Postal Service continues its tradition of calling attention to this public health issue.
2019 National Dog Bite Prevention Week takes place April 14-20. Our campaign theme is “Avoid the BITE.””
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The post office also gives some tips for dog owners to help protect mail carriers. The most obvious one is to keep your dog secure when answering the door. There’s also the suggestion that owners should not have their small children answer the door as simply handing mail over can be viewed as a threatening gesture.
If you or someone you know has been attacked by a dog call Krug & Zupke, P.C. at 651-645-7746 for a free consultation. You can also check out our dog bite page for more information.