Austrian letter carriers: 1 bag for mail, 1 for dog treats

2015-05-11 21:22

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Vienna - Austrian letter carriers have recently begun carrying a second bag - and it's not because of mail overload.

Aggressive dogs can make delivering the mail difficult, so the post office is outfitting each letter carrier with a bag of doggie treats.

Nationwide, 47 carriers were bitten by dogs last year. Post office spokesperson Michael Homola said on Monday that - two weeks into the trial - it's too early to say whether the strategy is working.

But state broadcaster ORF quotes letter carrier Maria Stocker as saying the treats are making a difference.

"The dogs are now nice," she says.

Read more on:    austria  |  animals

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