Letter carriers ask owners to restrain their dogs

 

BELOIT – The Beloit area letter carriers have seen an increase in the number of encounters with dogs recently and they’re asking dog owners for help.

“We’re very concerned about the increase in the number of close calls involving dogs as carriers attempt to deliver the routes safely,” said Postmaster Lindel Barry. “We’re asking pet owners to please restrain their dogs for the safety of letters carriers and the community. We can’t control people’s dogs; only dog owners can do that.”

Barry says the request for restraining dogs includes those who live in rural areas.

“Summer is almost here and with temperatures rising and children out of school, our carriers see more dogs running loose,” said Barry. “We take

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