Do Californians not know how to control their fearless dogs?


The Postal Service is a crucial aspect of our daily lives. It delivers our mail, parcels, and packages right to our doorstep.

However, the job of a postal worker is not without risks, especially when delivering mail to homes with aggressive dogs. Last year alone, more than 5,300 Postal Service employees were attacked by dogs while delivering mail. This staggering number raises severe concerns about the safety of postal workers.

Supporting the safety of Postal Service employees

Aggressive dog behavior is a typical safety concern that postal workers face daily. To ensure the safety of its employees and reduce the number of dog attacks, the United States Postal Service (USPS) launched its annual National Dog Bite Awareness Week public service campaign. This campaign runs from June 4 to June 10. It provides essential information on how dog owners can help keep mail carriers safe.

Watch the video below for more on Dog Bite Awareness Week

The USPS website provides resources to help owners care for their dogs. These include tips on socializing, training, recognizing signs of aggression, and interacting safely with mail carriers. The USPS also works with local organizations to offer educational programs and materials to help spread awareness of the issue.

Pet owners must take the initiative to ensure that mail delivery is conducted safely. A dog can bite even if it is perceived as nonaggressive.

It is the responsibility of the pet owner to control their dog. People should be aware of their mail carrier's normal delivery time. They should ensure their dog is either inside, behind a fence or on a leash during that time. Taking these steps will help to prevent any potentially dangerous encounters.

USPS employees also receive training to help them identify animals. They also learn how to respond appropriately when they come across animals on their routes. By taking these steps, USPS hopes to reduce the number of dog attacks and ensure the safety of its employees.

How San Diego ranks for Postal Service employees that suffered dog bites

36 cities across the United States are included in the top 20 rankings for dog bites. This is because some cities reported the same number of attacks.

San Diego was ranked #5 with 39 dog bites last year. California was ranked as the number one state with 675 dog bites. These numbers are alarming and a call to action for all dog owners to take responsibility for their pets' behavior.

As responsible pet owners, we must ensure our dogs do not threaten others. We must train them well and keep them under control, especially around strangers or people delivering mail. Doing so can prevent dog attacks and keep postal workers safe while performing their duties.

The Postal Service plays an important part in our daily lives. We must take steps to protect our employees from dog attacks. The National Dog Bite Awareness Week public service campaign serves as a reminder of the importance of responsible pet ownership. Let us all work together to reduce the number of dog attacks and create a safer environment for everyone.


How do you think the number of dog bites can be decreased in San Diego and across California?


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