Dog Bite Prevention

5,448

dog attacks

Thousands of carriers deliver to homes with dogs every day. The Postal Service promotes safety initiatives and shares prevention tips to protect employees and customers from dog bites. In 2021, 5,448 employees were attacked by dogs while delivering the U.S. Mail.

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National Dog Bite Prevention Week (June 5 – June 11, 2022) addresses aggressive dog behaviors that pose serious threats to Postal Service employees delivering mail and how communities they serve can play a part in their safety.