LANSING, Mich. (WILX) – More than six thousand letter carriers were attacked by dogs last year, that’s according to data just released by the U.S. Postal Service. Today postal workers in mid-Michigan got some hands-on training on how to prevent dog attacks. News 10’s Marcus Dash was there.
You’ve seen it in movie scenes for years the post office letter carriers getting chased by a dog, but it’s a sad reality in the past decade alone, state farm has paid over one billion dollars for dog-related injury claims, and it’s making carrier’s jobs a lot harder.
“It gets your heart rate going, so it’s scary,” said Lorry Young.
Lorry Young was out delivering mail when she was bitten by a dog.
One of the lessons she took away was:”Just because they are friendly doesn’t mean they are going to be friendly to us,” said Young.