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Dorset Postal Workers Calling Households to Restrain Dogs


10:33am 16th July 2013

Dog owners in Dorset are being urged to keep their animals under control - when the post gets delivered.

It's after Royal mail revealed 400 postmen and women were attacked by dogs as they worked in the south west last year.

Some of them happened in Dorchester and Weymouth.

The number of attacks rises during the school holidays and in the summer months when parents and children are at home and dogs are sometimes allowed unsupervised in the garden or out onto the streets without restraints.

Senol Ali, Director of Safety for Royal Mail in the South West said:  "Clearly most dogs are not inherently dangerous, however, even the most placid animal can be prone to attack if it feels its territory is being threatened. Our first priority as an employer is to ensure the welfare and safety of our people who provide a valuable service to our customers." 

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