Help Prevent Attacks
May 19, 2020
The United States Postal Service (USPS) continues to fulfill its mission to provide essential services that process and deliver information, communications and goods vital to residents.
To ensure the safety of delivery personnel, the postal service is asking dog owners to keep their animals secured when deliveries are being made.
The postal service offers the following tips for dog owners:
When a carrier delivers mail or packages to the front door, place the dog in a separate room and close that door before opening the front door. Dogs have been known to burst through screen doors or plate glass windows to attack visitors.
Parents should remind children and other family members not to take mail directly from carriers in the presence of the family pet. The dog may view the carrier handing mail to a family member as a threatening gesture.
If the dog is roaming the neighborhood, the pet owner’s neighbors also may be asked to pick up their mail at the post office.
For more information, visit usps.com.