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USPS ranks Louisville in the top 15 for dog attacks on postal workers

The USPS has revealed which US cities have recorded the most dog attacks on postal workers. Here’s how many of them happened in Louisville.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The United States Postal Service (USPS) recently released the number of dog attacks on postal workers reported in every U.S. city last year, and Louisville was among the cities that reported the most attacks.

In 2023, nearly 6,000 dog attacks on postal workers were reported nationwide. Louisville ranked 14th among cities with the most dog attacks on postal workers (28 total attacks reported).

Los Angeles topped the list as the US city with the most dog attacks on postal workers, with a total of 65 attacks last year.

Nearby Indianapolis was just above Louisville in the rankings with 30 reported dog attacks on postal workers.

Click here to see the 2023 dog attack rankings by city.

These findings were released as part of National Dog Bite Awareness Week, which took place the first week of June.

How to prevent dog attacks

To ensure the mail carrier’s safety, USPS recommends securing your dog before the carrier approaches your home.

You should keep your dog inside or behind a fence, in another room or on a leash.

The Post Office also recommends using its free, informed delivery service so you can predict when your mail will arrive.

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