Houston mail carriers are first in the nation ... in dog attacks

By RYAN GORMAN

Nearly 5,600 postal workers were attacked last year by dogs around the nation, according to the U.S. Postal Service, and one city's dogs are hungrier than most.

Houston, Texas, topped the list with 63 dog attacks in 2013. Los Angeles came in a close second with 61 and Cleveland had 58, to round out the top three.

The Post Office releases an annual survey of dog attacks against mail men and women to prove canines really do go after the workers.

"There's a myth we often hear at the Postal Service," said Postal Service Manager of Safety Linda DeCarlo. "Don't worry, my dog won't bite.

"Dog attacks are a nationwide issue and not just a postal problem," DeCarlo continued. "Any dog can bite and all attacks are preventable through responsible pet ownership."

Other cities coming in the top 10 include San Diego (53), Chicago (47), Baltimore (46), Dallas (45), Denver (41), Columbus (39) and Kansas City, Missouri (33).

Despite being the nation's largest city, and likely having the most dogs, New York did not even register on the postal service's dog bite radar.

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