In The South

Dog awareness week – Brighton MP calls for reduction of dog attacks on postal workers

Sarah Green July 10, 2016

Simon Kirby, MP for Brighton Kemptown & Peacehaven has been supporting the Royal Mail’s fourth annual Dog Awareness Week.

Simon Kirby MP
Simon Kirby MP

Royal Mail has been working together with Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, Dogs Trust, the National Dog Warden association and the National Police Chief’s Council to raise awareness of dog attacks on postal workers and has been encouraging responsible dog ownership during Dog Awareness Week which finishes today, July 9.

Mr Kirby has been working with Royal Mail to encourage dog owners to play their part in reducing the number of incidents.

Simon said: “While the number of dog attacks on postmen and women has fallen from last year to 2,660, as many as seven postmen and women are attacked across the UK each working day.”

“Dog attacks are a significant issue faced by postmen and women, members of the public and indeed by myself and my volunteers when out leafleting.” 

“Royal Mail, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, Dogs Trust and the police are doing a fantastic job promoting responsible dog ownership and I fully support this important campaign”.