LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Louisville’s letter carriers are delivering the mail on high alert while facing the growing threat of dog attacks.
The United States Postal service is launching a new campaign in high-bite areas across the city.
“They love their family. They’re protecting their family,” USPS carrier Brad McGinnis said. “When somebody else comes in their yard, it’s a different story.”
McGinnis can tell you first-hand. He’s been on the job for 13 years. You could also just take a look at his knee. He was bitten on his mail route last week.
“I didn’t even see him coming,” McGinnis said. “I was actually across the street, and it happened that fast. It was like a shark attack.”
Louisville dogs attack more postal workers than most other cities nationwide. Last year, Louisville ranked fifth for most attacks on postal workers. The Metro area had more attacks than major cities like Chicago and Philadelphia. WDRB Louisville, KY