The Post Office is reporting national statistics on dog bites for mail carriers in 2017, which show a 4% decline nationwide.
According to Postal PR in Connecticut, Cortland had one carrier bitten in 2017, after a 2016 with no reported bites.
But according to the USPS, already in 2018, one carrier was bitten in Cortland, and another in Freeville.
The post office reminds of its rules:
- If your carrier feels threatened by your animal, you (and your neighbors) may have to get your mail yourself.
- Keep the dog away from where you get mail, during that time of day.
- Don’t take mail hand to hand in front of your dog in case it feels you are threatened.