What is National Dog Bite Prevention Week?



Each year in May, the Postal Service™ continues its tradition of calling attention to one of the nation’s most commonly reported public health problems: dog bites.

National Dog Bite Prevention Week is a public service campaign that offers safety tips and emphasizes the need for increased pet owner responsibility in the prevention of dog bites.

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AMVA), the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) report that small children, the elderly, and Postal Service carriers — in that order — are the most frequent victims of dog bites. It is also stated that the number of dog bites exceeds the reported instances of measles, whooping cough and mumps, combined. Dog bite victims account for up to five percent of emergency room visits.

The USPS announces New Safety Measures in a news article dated May 11, 2016 on Annual Dog Attach Rankings Postal Service Releases Annual Dog Attack City Ranking  with links to the Academy of Pediatrics, American Humane Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, etc.

Also, check out other articles from out Newsroom under www.usps.com

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