- Associated Press - Friday, May 13, 2016

CLEVELAND (AP) - The U.S. Postal Service says Cleveland ranks second in the country in the number of dog attacks on postal workers.

The Plain Dealer reports (http://bit.ly/1WtBaIe ) the postal service’s announcement on Thursday says there 58 dog attacks reported in the city last year, an increase of 57 percent from 2014.

The postal service says there were more than 6,500 employees total attacked by dogs in 2015.

Columbus had the eighth highest number of attacks with 43. Cincinnati placed 18th with 28, Dayton ranked 23rd with 22 attacks and Toledo ranked 30th with 15.

Officials say customers will be asked later this month to indicate whether a dog lives at their home when they schedule a pickup online.

Carriers will have mobile devices that list if an address has a dog.

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Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com

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