Mail Carriers Doing This To Dog Owner’s Homes in New York State
Has anyone else randomly seen that the mail person put this one your mailbox? They are telling you not remove it if they put it on your mailbox. Some people in Lancaster have had found these when they walk outside and some people are not happy at all.
We had a friend who recently bit the mailman. Yes, the mailman did bleed a little bit, even though he said he was fine, they were certainly rattled. They could not have felt any worse. About a week later, there was an orange sticker on their mailbox with a dog print on it. They also received a letter as well regarding the incident.
If you see a sticker on your mailbox, it does not mean that your dog has bit anyone, but it is the USPS' way of letting other mail carriers who may come to your house know that there is a dog at the house.
Who owns your mailbox? Is it you or the government?
Mailboxesandsigns.com says that yes, your mailbox is technically considered property of the United States.
Assuming a USPS-compliant mailbox is installed and ready for use, it's considered federal property. In other words, the homeowner doesn't legally own his or her mailbox; it's the property of the U.S. government. Prior to installation, however, mailboxes aren't federal property."
Is this a new program that USPS is doing?
Postal service customers that share their homes with dogs may soon notice a paw print on their mailbox. The stickers are part of a Postal Service program that began in select cities last November and continues expanding. The program is aimed at preventing dog attacks on letter carriers", according to Dogingtonpost.com.