Thursday, May 17, 2007

Dog Bite Awareness Week

Dog Bite Awareness WeekThat's right, Dog Bite Awareness Week. It starts today and is sponsored by the Post Office, so you may not be able to find a card at the local Hallmark store. It's a big deal to postal workers, though. Almost 3,200 mail carriers were bitten by dogs in 2006.

If you were a mail carrier, you'd be looking over your shoulder here in South Florida. Our area was the number five location for dog bites against postal workers. Santa Ana was worst, with 96 bites, followed by Houston, Sacramento, Los Angeles and then us, South Florida chomped in with 71 bites. The safest places were the New York metro area, Alaska, Honolulu, Maine and Montana. Entire states were safer than South Florida.