National Dog Bite Prevention Week in Alabama

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The U.S. Postal Service, the American Humane Society, and State Farm Insurance 

are teaming up to raise awareness of dog attacks. This week is National Dog Bite Prevention Week.  Officials have released reports that show that more than 5,500 postal carriers have been bitten over the last year while performing their duties, and  more than 4 and one-half million Americans get bitten by dogs every year. But, even with those statistics, officials add that they are not suggesting the tendency for violence in dogs, or necessarily telling people to fear a particular dog breed.  They just want people to learn how to respect canines and for people and dogs to have better relationships with each other.  But, even with those statistics, officials add that they are not suggesting the tendency for violence in dogs, or necessarily telling people to fear a particular dog breed.  They just want people to learn how to respect canines and for people and dogs to have better relationships with each other. In fact, Elle (E-L-EE), a pit bull breed and the 2013 American Humane Association Hero Dog of the Year is helping to teach children how to behave around dogs. Officials with the United States Postal Service say there are precautions that families can take with their dogs. If a letter carrier delivers mail or packages to your front door, place your dog into a separate room, also, dog owners should remind their children about the need to keep the family dog secured, and if a letter carrier feels threatened by a vicious dog or if a dog is running loose, the owner may be asked to pick up the mail at the post office.

 

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