June 16, 2021
National Dog Bite Awareness Week June 12 - 18
Overall, more than 5,800 postal employees were attacked by dogs in the United States in 2020. In Colorado, 128 postal employees were attacked by dogs in 2020. From nips and bites to vicious attacks, aggressive dog behavior poses a serious threat to postal employees and the general public. To highlight the enormity of this serious issue, the U.S. Postal Service is providing the public with information on the do’s and don’ts of responsible dog ownership as part of its annual National Dog Bite Awareness Week public service campaign.During this event, the USPS will provide the media information on the dog bite prevention measures it is taking, and tips for responsible pet owners.
Thursday, June 17, 2021 11:30 a.m.
Location in Broomfield:
Out on the Route
1285 W 7th Ave Dr.
Broomfield, CO 80020
Broomfield Letter Carrier Shane Winters, who was recently bitten by a dog, will be on hand to raise awareness to the public of the serious threat aggressive dog behavior poses to USPS employees, and to answer questions the annual USPS Dog Bite Awareness Week program. Safety Task Force member James Mearing will also be available.
Please RSVP by Thursday, June 17, at 8:00AM to USPS Strategic Communications Specialist James Boxrud at James.N.Boxrud@usps.gov or 970-278-6607.
The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.