Four Million Dog Bites Nationwide Every Year

More than 4-million people nationwide are bitten by dogs every year.

Most of those bites involve children and the elderly.

But, mail carriers rank third. In fact, more than three thousand letter carriers were bitten by dogs last year.

Ben Norrod, who has been a mail carrier for 20-years, said he's had to use his dog repellant once or twice for protection. And, he will never forget the time he was actually bitten.

It could cost a dog owner about $10-thousand in medical expenses and other fees if their dog bites a mail carrier.