The Postal Service is marking National Dog Bite Awareness Week with a new video to help customers guard against attacks.
The 50-second animated video, “USPS Dog Bite Awareness,” shows a letter carrier delivering to homes where dog owners are taking proper precautions to restrain their pets.
The video reminds customers to secure dogs in another room until the delivery is complete and to keep outside dogs on a leash away from the mailbox.
“Dog attacks are 100 percent preventable when dog owners remain vigilant and properly restrain their dogs,” the narrator says.
The Postal Service is sharing the video on YouTube and its social media channels.
“Be Alert: Prevent the BITE” is the theme for this year’s campaign, which runs from June 14-20.