Diary: Post office rallies to stop mail biting

Each spring, the Postal Service joins the Humane Society in publicizing National Dog Bite Prevention Week. While the Humane Society focuses on training dogs not to snap and kids not to poke them with sticks, the Postal Service tries to raise awareness of the problem by ranking the top 10 US cities by the number of dog bites mail carriers suffer.

Each spring, the Postal Service joins the Humane Society in publicizing National Dog Bite Prevention Week. While the Humane Society focuses on training dogs not to snap and kids not to poke them with sticks, the Postal Service tries to raise awareness of the problem by ranking the top 10 US cities by the number of dog bites mail carriers suffer.

Each spring, the Postal Service joins the Humane Society in

publicizing National Dog Bite Prevention Week. While the Humane Society

focuses on training dogs not to snap and kids not to poke them with

sticks, the Postal Service tries to raise awareness of the problem by

ranking the top 10 US cities by the number of dog bites mail carriers

suffer.



’Houston has been the problem area,’ says spokeswoman Cathy Yarosky,

noting that the sultry Texas city has led the rankings in each of the

last few years. In fiscal 1999, for example, 58 Houston mail carriers

ended up with shredded trousers or worse.



So what happens when Fido goes postal? Don’t expect any Publishers

Clearinghouse checks: the Postal Service wants everyone to know that it

will temporarily suspend mail delivery if a carrier thinks your pooch

might pounce.



Hmm. Maybe a Rottweiler with a bad temper would stem the flow of press

releases about new logos we receive from PR agencies.



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