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Los Angeles Ranks 1 In US Postal Service Canine Chunk Nationwide Rankings As The Metropolis With Most Canine Bites

Los Angeles ranks 1 as town with essentially the most canine bites to postal service staff, based on the US Postal Service annual Canine Chunk Nationwide Rankings.

The Us Postal Service (USPS) launched the rankings on Could 30, as a part of the USPS 2024 Nationwide Canine Chunk Consciousness Marketing campaign.

In accordance with USPS, canine assaults on Postal Service staff rose to greater than 5,800 instances final yr.

Los Angeles tops the 2023 rankings with a complete of 65 canine bites to Postal Service staff. Houston, which ranked first within the 2022 rankings, is available in second with 56 canine bites. Houston is then adopted by Chicago with a complete of 48 bites.

In the meantime, Lengthy Seashore, Tulsa, Portland, and Detroit had been all ranked final with a complete of 19 canine bites.

The rankings additionally reveals the highest 10 canine chunk states, with California nonetheless topping the record. In 2022, it topped the record with a complete of 675 canine bites. This yr, the canine bites within the state elevated to 727.

Texas got here in subsequent with a complete of 411 canine bites, with Ohio proper behind with 359 canine bites.

New York, which was ranked third within the 2022 rankings, is now ranked sixth after the canine bites within the state drop from 321 to 296.

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The Nationwide Canine Chunk Consciousness Marketing campaign, which begins on June 02 and runs for an entire week till June 09, is the group’s approach of “providing essential data on how canine homeowners will be good stewards for protected mail supply and make sure the security of our staff.”

USPS reveals that this yr’s marketing campaign’s theme is “Don’t let your canine chunk the hand that serves you.”

Leeann Theriault, USPS Supervisor, mentioned in a press launch, “Letter carriers are uncovered to potential hazards on daily basis, none extra prevalent than a canine encounter. All it takes is one interplay for a letter provider to presumably undergo an harm.”

USPS reiterates that their carriers are skilled to deal with conditions the place canines are current. They’re taught to at all times respect a canine’s territory however to even be alert for any potential harmful situations.

Nevertheless, USPS additionally remind canine homeowners the implications of a canine assault and the way they might presumably be accountable for issues just like the provider’s medical payments, misplaced wages, and uniform substitute prices.

“The U.S. Postal Service constantly encourages accountable pet possession. The nationwide canine chunk marketing campaign is an effort to advertise canine chunk consciousness to maintain our prospects, their canines, and letter carriers protected whereas delivering the mail,” Theriault explains.

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