250 postmen in Croatia will now be armed with a special device to scare aware aggressive dogs. Croatian Post have forked out around 5,000 euros for the devices that they say will save money in the long run.
“That is cheap, because every year postmen are bitten by dogs around 120 times. That means we pay out to our postmen around 30,000 euro a year just in compensation alone ,” said a Croatian Post spokesperson.
250 postmen out of Croatia’s 3,500 currently have the special device, which has a button that when pressed scares away dogs via ultra-sound waves. The devices cause no harms to the dogs.