May 12, 2023
On Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at 8:45 a.m. at the Flint Northwest Station, 3274 Pasadena, Flint MI 48504, mail carriers will join renowned professional dog trainer Hector Hernandez to demonstrate how to prevent dog bite injuries.
Flint area mail carriers want to deliver a special message to the community about working together to avoid the cost and pain of dog bites. Letter carriers will share their personal stories.
Station Manager Ernestine Hayman says, “One of my goals is to ensure both our employees and customers are safe from the many dog attacks that happen year-round. A professional dog trainer will work with employees and offer our customers tips to prevent dog attacks.”
Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at 8:45 a.m.
Flint Northwest Station
Ernestine Hayman, Manager Customer Services
Flint MI 48504
Professional Dog Trainer Hector Hernandez
Flint Letter Carriers
Here are some simple tips to prevent dog bite injuries year round:
Door Delivery: If a carrier delivers mail or packages to your front door, place your dog in a separate room and close that door before opening the front door. Some dogs push through screen doors or plate-glass windows to attack visitors. Dog owners must keep the family pet secured. Never take mail directly from carriers in the presence of the family pet, as the dog may see this as a threatening gesture.
Dog in the Yard: Make sure your dog is properly restrained on a leash and away from where your mail carrier delivers the mail. If the carrier deems a residence unsafe because of an unrestrained dog, mail delivery service can be interrupted. When service is interrupted at an address or in a neighborhood, all parties involved will have to pick up mail at their local Post Office. Service will be restored once assurance has been given that the animal will be confined during regular delivery hours.
Tracking: Dog owners who have access to postal notification features, such as Informed Delivery (informeddelivery.usps.com) for letter mail and package tracking, are urged to use these features to determine when the carrier is on their way and to ensure their dog has been properly restrained. Expecting a postal package delivery on Sunday? Postal officials urge dog owners to restrain their animals on Sundays as well, as more residences now receive deliveries throughout the weekend.