Postal Service city carrier Dennis Devonish in Washington, DC, knows first-hand what it's like to be attacked by a dog -- and has the scar on his elbow to prove it.

Nearly 5,600 employees of the Postal Service were attacked by dogs last year. Washington, DC, ranks 23 in the number of dog attacks in the nation. The Postal Service is working to raise awareness and prevent future dog attacks during National Dog Bite Prevention Week, ending May 25.

Follow Devonish as he delivers mail on a route known for having a good number of dogs, and learn tips for preventing attacks.

Shot, reported and edited by Susanna Pak

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