Recognizing May 17-23, 2009, as National Dog Bite Prevention Week, and calling upon all municipalities to work with the American Veterinary Medical Association, the United States Postal Service, and the American Academy of Pediatrics to adopt and implement effective dog bite injury prevention programs to protect Postal Service employees, including laws encouraging responsible dog ownership.


Expresses support for the goals and ideals of National Dog Bite Prevention Week for the protection of United States Postal Service (USPS) employees and the public.

Urges: (1) municipalities to work with USPS to implement effective dog bite injury prevention programs; and (2) communities to address preventing USPS employees from receiving dog bite injuries and protecting them from canine aggression and to enact model programs and legislation addressing the factors contributing to a dog's tendency to bite USPS employees.

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