This week is National Dog Bite Prevention Week and last year across the country nearly 7,000 people were bit by a dog.
Mail carriers want to raise awareness not only so they don’t get bit out on the route, but also so that other people don’t as well.
Children get bit more than anyone else, followed by the elderly then mail carriers who have tips if you find yourself in a scary situation.
Regan Buchholz a 31-year veteran mailman in Green Bay has been bitten before, he says never approach a dog that you don’t know and to be cautious of your surroundings.
If you feel threatened by a dog he says to never run away and one of the reasons postal carriers have a satchel besides carrying the mail is so they have something to protect their skin.
Buchholz also carries dog spray that he says will sting a dogs eyes without leaving lasting effects.
The postal service asks dog owners to be responsible because you never know who will come to your door.