June 9, 2020
The U.S. Postal Service is beginning a new program they say is aimed at preventing dog attacks at letter carriers.
As part of their new PAWS Program, a dog paw sticker will be placed on mailboxes where there is a dog in the area.
The Postal Service says the purpose of the sticker is to remind letter carriers that they need to be cautious when delivering mail or packages.
According to the post office, a yellow dog paw sticker indicates that a dog lives at the next address and an orange sticker indicates that a dog lives at the current address.
In a press release, the Postal Service says: Dog bite prevention efforts add an additional level of safety awareness for USPS employees, our customers, and other public service organizations.
If you do not wish to have a paw sticker put on your mailbox, the Postal Service says customers can opt-out of the program by calling their local postmaster.