USPS releases dog attack national rankings

BROOKLYN, NY — The number of postal employees attacked by dogs nationwide fell to 5,714 in 2018 — more than 500 fewer than in 2017 and more than 1,000 fewer since 2016. Today, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) highlights technology that likely helps to reduce potential attacks while releasing its annual list of cities with the most recorded dog attacks. The organization also highlights safety initiatives to help protect its employees and offers tips to pet owners. Continue reading

Dog owner: Video shows mail carrier routinely pepper spraying dog

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – An Otay Mesa father and dog owner says he did a double-take after he says surveillance video revealed who was hurting his dog.

Wherever Pupa the poodle mix goes, little Alfonso Jr.,3, and Regina,1, usually follow. Their father Alfonso Galindo calls the 7-year-old rescue a beloved member of the family, which is why his recent discovery was so tough to swallow.

“It’s heartbreaking,” said Galindo.

It all started when the strange stains that have been appearing for months appeared again last week in the patio of his home on Agosto Street. He checked his recently installed cameras and couldn’t believe what he saw. Continue reading

USPS uses dog report as excuse to install cluster box delivery in Missouri neighborhood- even though the dog no longer lives there

In one Independence MO neighborhood, mail delivery has been disrupted by a carrier’s report of a dangerous dog. In response, the USPS says it will no longer provide door to door delivery to residents, but will install a cluster box, despite the fact that the dog has since been relocated to a home outside the town. Continue reading