Doggy danger for letter carriers: Taking the bite out of mail delivery

No, this example of a French Bulldog didn’t bite a letter carrier. But the U.S. Postal Service is worried that some of his more aggressive canine friends can be a danger. Via Pixabay.

How do you stop dogs from biting U.S. Postal Service letter carriers?

Dog-bite danger seems to be a problem for letter carriers for as long as the federal government has been delivering mail, so the Postal Service Sunday will try to make things a bit safer for their walking workers at the Halloween Eagle Rock Bark Pet Safety & Community Block Party.

The Eagle Rock City Hall gathering is really a “doggie and kittie adoption event,” but postal authorities decided it would be a good time to show people how to avoid harming their letter carriers.

“Nearly 1,000 attendees are expected at this event to bring community members of Eagle Rock and their pets together to promote pet safety,” according to the USPS.

“Dog Bite prevention flyers will be handed to customers to promote customer awareness.  Pet Forever Stamps and other pet philatelic items will be available for retail sales.”

Officials pointed out that the postal service “receives no tax dollars for operating expenses, and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.”

The event is sponsored by Homes Fur All, Fitzburgh Realty and the Eagle Rock Chamber of Commerce. “This event will be Halloween themed with a Trick-or-Treat Village full of fun games, contests, freebies and more,” officials said.

Organizers said they are trying “to bring the people and pets” of the community together.

The pet adoption event, with food trucks, carnival-like activities and live music, will run from 1 to 4 p.m. at 2035 Colorado Blvd.