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USPS Kicks Off Dog Bite Awareness Campaign After Rise in Incidents

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(WDNews) The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is launching its 2024 National Dog Bite Awareness Campaign following a concerning increase in dog attacks on mail carriers. Last year, incidents rose to over 5,800 cases, underscoring the need for action.

The campaign, themed “Don’t let your dog bite the hand that serves you,” runs from June 2 to June 9. USPS aims to educate dog owners on ensuring the safety of postal workers during deliveries.

Using the hashtag #DogBiteAwareness, the campaign highlights the serious consequences of dog bites. According to the Insurance Information Institute, the average cost per dog bite insurance claim is $64,555. Dog owners can be held liable for medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses if their pet attacks a postal worker.

The USPS urges everyone to take precautions to prevent these incidents and promote safe mail delivery.