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Letters: Leash those dogs – your mail carrier will thank you

 

June 18, 2020



To the editor:

Did anyone bite you at work today?

On average, nearly 15 mail carriers per day will say, “Yes.”

U.S. Postal Service officials report that in 2019, 5,803 letter carriers experienced dog bites or dog attacks. With deliveries every day, including Sundays and holidays, carriers continue to experience dog bites in urban, suburban and rural settings.

Dog attacks and bites are 100 percent preventable when dog owners remain vigilant and properly restrain their dogs.

To ensure mail carriers’ safety, dog owners must securely lock their dog in another room until a delivery exchang...



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