See where Vegas ranks on list of mail carrier dog attacks

That means that in any given year, about 1.4 percent of the entire population is attacked by a dog.

In 2016, Houston ranked second in dog attacks on postal employees in the country, according to The U.S. Postal Service (USPS).

A pitbull named Lucy participates in an awareness event at a YMCA in Los Angeles as part of the U.S. Postal Service's National Dog Bite Prevention Week onThursday, April 6, 2017.

In 2016, Las Vegas saw 21 dog attacks on mail carriers, about the same as in 2015 but higher than 2014's 19 attacks. "Any dog can bite and all attacks are preventable through responsible pet ownership". The numbers are compiled from workers' reports to local postal service offices.

If a letter carrier delivers mail or packages to your front door, place your dog in a separate room and close that door before opening the front door.


The figures were released in advance of next week's National Dog Bite Prevention Week, an effort to encourage pet owners to take steps to prevent potentially harmful animal-human interactions. She also says to keep children and other family members from taking mail directly from a letter carrier in front of a family pet, as this may be seen by the dog as a threatening measure. Fresno is 30th with 19 incidents reported a year ago.

Previous year in Indianapolis, there were 44 dog attacks on mail carriers. Don't give your dog access to get out and get to a letter carrier.

For instance, the agency now has an area in its Package Pickup application that allows customers to indicate if there are dogs at their address when package pickups are scheduled.

People say their dogs don't bite, he said, "but I don't trust any dog on my route". Spokesman Dan McMackin, a former UPS driver who used to carry dog biscuits to woo surly pets, said he found pit bulls and smaller dog breeds to be more nettlesome than "hunting dogs" - such as Labrador retrievers and beagles - who "don't have much to prove". And if a dog is roaming the neighborhood, the neighbors may also be asked to pick up mail at the post office.

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