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Councilman Henderson to walk with Letter Carriers on Thursday to highlight dog bite prevention

Wednesday May 21, 2008

For Immediate release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

Residents of Valley Station will see someone join their regular letter carrier this week when Councilman Bob Henderson (D) 14 tags along to bring attention to the seriousness of dog bites and the responsibilities of pet owners.

“The Letter Carriers of the United States Post Office are usually the first ones to know if there are problem areas out there with vicious dogs,” says Henderson. “Dog bites are a number one concern for me and I want to make sure the people of District 14 are not seeing mail held up because of a dog problem.”

May 18 through the 24th is designated as National Dog Bite Prevention Week. Post Offices and letter carriers around the country are hoping to focus attention on the responsibilities of pet owners in making sure their dogs are secure when mail in delivered.

Henderson was one of the key supporters of Metro Louisville’s Animal Control Ordinance that passed in December of 2007.

“This will give me a chance to see if we are making progress in keeping dogs under control for people in neighborhoods or if any changes might be needed,” says Henderson. “Part of this job is making sure the laws we pass work.”

Henderson will walk with a letter carrier from the Valley Station Post Office on Thursday, May 22nd beginning at 9:30am.

To learn more information about National Dog Bite Prevention Week, contact David Walton at 502-454-1695.

Bob Henderson (D) 14