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Raising awareness of dog bites

USPS is gearing up for this year’s campaign

A dog sits in front of a door with a letter carrier on the other side visible through a window in the door
The USPS National Dog Bite Awareness Campaign begins Sunday, June 2.

The Postal Service has announced plans for this year’s National Dog Bite Awareness Campaign.

The annual effort, which aims to bring attention to one of the most common safety issues facing mail carriers, will kick off Thursday, May 30, with a news conference in the Philadelphia area.

The campaign itself will begin Sunday, June 2, and conclude Sunday, June 9.

“The USPS National Dog Bite Awareness Campaign is one of our most important safety programs. We urge all managers, supervisors and employees to do their part to ensure this year’s campaign is a success,” said Leeann Theriault, employee safety and health awareness manager.

A dog bite awareness publicity kit will be published in Postal Bulletin’s May 30 issue.

Other campaign resources that will become available in the coming weeks include Informed Facility slides, safety posters, a coloring page for kids and a postcard mailing, among others.

The Postal Service is urging postmasters and other managers to avail themselves of the campaign’s resources and plan activities to raise awareness in their communities about dog bites.

News of the campaign will be shared on social media with the hashtag #dogbiteawareness.