National Dog Bite Prevention Week, May 15–21, 2011
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 now reporting total attacks and dog bites as one number. Last year, nearly 5,700 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 15–21. 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.
Please take full advantage of our field communications professionals listed in this kit when promoting this initiative.
source: Postal Bulletin