The cities that followed behind Houston in dog attacks were Los Angeles, Cleveland and Chicago.
Almost 5,600 postal workers were attacked by dogs in 2013.
A representative from the U.S. Postal Service mentioned that they’re frequently told by owners that their dogs won’t bite, and then they do. She mentioned that dog attacks are a nationwide problem and not just an issue in Houston.
A few tips offered from the USPS in avoiding dog attacks are to curl up into a ball if you’re knocked down by a dog and to not run past a dog as its instinct is to chase you.
The 10 cities with the most dog attacks on mail carriers according the USPS report:
2. Los Angeles
4. San Diego
9. Columbus, Ohio
10. Kansas City, Mo.
Source: KHOU.com, “City with most dog attacks on postal carriers? Houston,” by USA Today, May 15, 2014