California and Texas are named because the states with the very best variety of canine bites towards US Postal Service (USPS) workers, the mail firm reveals on Sunday, June 04.
The annual canine chew nationwide rankings was launched to shed gentle to the frequent security concern that USPS workers within the subject usually expertise: aggressive canine habits.
Final 12 months, extra thank 5,300 USPS workers have been attacked by canines throughout the nation whereas delivering the mail.
In response to the rankings, California had essentially the most canine bites in 2022 with 675. Texas got here in subsequent with 404 canine bites, and New York was not far behind with a complete of 321 canine bites.
Moreover, Houston ranked as the very best metropolis with essentially the most canine assaults in 2022 with 57. Whereas Los Angeles and Dallas respectively ranked second and third with 48 and 44 canine assaults.
Within the press launch, it was revealed that many assaults got here from canines whose house owners often acknowledged, “My canine gained’t chew.”
USPS Occupational Security and Well being Senior Director Linda DeCarlo stated in a press launch, “When our mail carriers are bitten, it’s normally a ‘good canine’ that had not beforehand behaved in a menacing means.”
She continued saying, “In 2022, too many aggressive canines impacted the lives of our workers whereas delivering the mail.”
The press launch not solely revealed the canine chew rankings but in addition offered essential info for canine house owners on the best way to assist make mail supply secure.
USPS additionally revealed that whereas their letter carriers are attentive and correctly educated to take care of aggressive canines, they’ll halt mail supply in the event that they really feel unsafe.
The rankings kicked off USPS’ Canine Chew Consciousness Week, which is a marketing campaign that raises consciousness for the security of the mail firm’s letter carriers.
This 12 months, the marketing campaign runs from June 04 to June 10 with the theme “Even good canines have dangerous days” and the hashtag #dogbiteawareness