Dog bite warning issued to postal workers

Dog bite warning issued to postal workers

The U.S. Postal Service will deliver fliers asking customers to help protect letter carriers from their dogs in response to the alarming rise in dog bites suffered by postal workers.

According to U.S. Postal Service Spokesperson, Ralph Petty, the number of dog bites in Modesto, Sacramento and Stockton, CA has jumped.  Petty said that there are already an additional 115 reports of dog bites over last year.  

The letter was delivered just before Dog Awareness Week, which begins today.  Asking pet owners to secure their dogs to the yard or house—especially before opening the door to receive mail—the postal service hopes owners realize the dangers of dog bites that postal carriers must face on a daily basis.    

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