Monday, May 22, 2006

National Dog Bite Prevention Week

Shown at the left is a "wanted poster" at the La Canada-Flintridge, Calif., post office as part of the promotion for National Dog Bite Prevention Week (May 21 - 28).

It says "IS THIS YOUR DOG? Even the sweetest dogs can pose a threat if their owners don't take the proper precautions. Help stop dog bites by being a responsible owner. Protect your community by protecting your dog."

The Hopkinton Crier of Framingham, Mass. quotes Hopkinton Postmaster Frank J. Viscardi, Jr. as saying, "The Postal Service is not anti-dog, but pro-responsibility."

"You can help protect your letter carrier, meter reader or newspaper delivery person by making sure your pet is properly restrained or confined," he said.

"Don't think a fence is the only answer, especially if a letter carrier or delivery person has to enter your yard. Please make sure your pet is properly restrained so we can safely deliver your mail."

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 PM