The U.S. Postal Service continues its tradition of calling attention to one of the nation’s most commonly reported public health problems: dog attacks and bites. From nips and bites to actual attacks, violent dog behavior continues to pose a serious threat to our employees.
To emphasize the enormity of this issue, we are reporting the number of dog attacks and bites as one number. Last year, nearly 5,600 Postal Service™ employees were victimized by dogs.
Sponsored by the U.S. Postal Service®, National Dog Bite Prevention Week is a public service campaign that offers safety tips and emphasizes the need for increased owner responsibility in the prevention of dog attacks.
This year’s National Dog Bite Prevention Week is May 18–24. The tools available in this kit, and additional tools now electronically posted, will guide you in promoting awareness of this public health concern in an effort to reduce dog attacks and bites in your community. Look for the 2013 Dog Attack Rankings in Postal Bulletin 22389 to be published May 15, 2014.
Please take full advantage of our field communications professionals listed in this kit when promoting this initiative.