In the 14-year period of 2005 through 2018, canines killed 471 Americans. Pit bulls contributed to 66% (311) of these deaths. Combined, pit bulls and rottweilers contributed to 76% of the total recorded deaths. | More »
Observing 2019 National Dog Bite Prevention Week®1Read a brief history of National Dog Bite Prevention Week and how, over the years, various co-sponsors of the annual event have utilized this safety week to push their national agendas.
Last year, 5,714 Postal Service employees were victimized by dogs, down from 6,244 in 2017. Learn about the cities with the most attacks and view the 2018 Postal Service dog attack map.
We highlight two recent postal carrier dog maulings: a b… [Read full blog post]
A Special Tribute to Connecticut In Honor of National Dog Bite Prevention Week 2014DogsBite.org - In our hunt to track down an original topic for this year's post during National Dog Bite Prevention Week -- which does little to raise awareness of the growing epidemic of horrific dog "maulings" -- we ran across the mauling of a Connecticut postal carrier that we reported on in May 2009. We wondered if any news had been reported since? Also, what had become of the dogs' owner, Davi… [Read full blog post]
Letter Carrier Robert Rochester, 55, died after being attacked by a loose dog.
Criminal Charges Pending
UPDATE 11/30/12: Criminal charges against the owner of the dog that attacked Robert Rochester are expected to be filed soon, The News Journal reports. The dog escaped its owner's property and attacked Rochester as he was collecting mail from a postal bin on Main Street. He died six days after the attack. Robert Wilkson, president of Branch 191 of the National Association… [Read full blog post]
Postal worker Diane Jansen, 59, died of a stroke after being attacked by a pit bull.
Victim Dies After Dog Attack
Escondido, CA - A postal worker that was attacked by a pit bull on March 1 has died, reports The San Diego Union Tribune. The San Diego County medical examiner's office identified the victim as 59-year old Diane Jansen. She died Sunday at Palomar Medical Center. The cause of death was listed as left basal ganglia hemorrhagic stroke due to hypertensive atheroscleroti… [Read full blog post]
Letter carrier dies after being ambushed by a rottweiler in Oceanside, California.
Fatal Brain Injury
Oceanside, CA - A 33-year old letter carrier died earlier this month after a rottweiler lunged at him along his Oceanside route, causing him to fall and suffer a fatal head injury. Letter carrier Hao Yun "Eddie" Lin encountered the dog while delivering mail on May 25 in the 500 block of Stanley Street, according to postal inspector Slivia Torres. Oceanside police were alert… [Read full blog post]
Tage Wright honored for saving letter carrier Jeff Glenn (right) from violent pit bulls.
Good "Hammeritan" archived
Norwich, CN - In early May, the violent pit bull attack on letter carrier Jeff Glen rifled across the web. The owner of the pit bulls, 19-year old David Holland, personified the stereotypical pit bull owner by laughing about the attack on camera and casually taking a swig from the drink in his hand. Holland also owned a lineage of biting pit bulls. Glen suffered s… [Read full blog post]