Monday, August 08, 2005

Thanks to a new pooch safety video, Connecticut mail carriers enjoyed a nearly dog-bite free month in July -- suffering just one bite compared to five in July 2004.

According to an on-line article in the Journal Inquirer of Manchester,CT, last year mail carriers nationwide suffered 3,268 attacks by dogs, including 36 incidents in Connecticut.

The six-minute video emphasizes what postal service officials have been trying to teaching mail carriers for years - keep your eyes open, stick your satchel in front of the dog, and get back to your truck. It also strongly encourages mail carriers to report aggressive dogs.

Postal service officials are considering use of the video nationwide and inclusion in their official training program for new carriers.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 7:09 PM