Postal Service Joins National Dog Bite Prevention Week.
The CDC has reported that nearly 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs each year with 800,000 of them requiring serious medical attention. It is undeniable that many of those who sustain dog bite injuries aside from children postal workers. From somewhat harmless nips and bites to actual attacks, violent dog behavior continues to pose a serious threat to postal employees. Last year, nearly 2,900 Postal Service employees were victimized by dogs.
To spread the word that dog bites are preventable, the Postal Service is working with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) as well as many other smaller businesses, such as Davis Law Group, who care about putting an end to the many dog bite attacks that happen each year that can easily be prevented.
"Dog bites and attacks can be prevented with responsible pet ownership," Communications Programs Specialist for the Greater Indiana District Postal Service Kim Yates said. "Many of the bites reported by letter carriers come from dogs whose owners used those famous last words -- my dog won't bite."