The United States Postal Service announced which cities and states had the most dog attacks in 2020, with Houston and California topping the lists.
While 2020 wasn't the best year for anyone, it was especially tough for United States Postal Service employees as the agency said thousands of mail carriers were attacked by dogs in the past year.
The Postal Service announced on Thursday that more than 5,800 employees were attacked by dogs in 2020.
The Postal Service also announced which cities and states had the most dog attacks, with Houston topping the list of cities and California being the state with the most attacks. The statistics were announced ahead of National Dog Bite Awareness Week, which began on Saturday and goes through June 18. .
A United States Postal Service carrier delivers mail to homes in 2020 in Salt Lake City. (Photo: Rick Bowmer, AP)
The service also listed some ways pet owners could lower the number of dog attacks, which included not having children take mail directly from a letter carrier because a dog may see the employee as a threat, as well as keeping the dogs inside and away from doors