To some people in Louisiana, the image of a mail carrier walking down a neighborhood street carrying a bag of mail may harken back to past, more relaxed times. However, this is still a big part of many postal carriers' days as they often get out of their trucks and deliver letters or packages on foot and by hand. In the process, they have to navigate things like uneven pavement, lifted pieces of sidewalks and loose dogs.
All of these things can pose a hazard to a mail carrier who is simply trying to do their job and serve the public. When the people responsible for things fail to take care of them, a mail carrier may be injured. That is exactly what happened in New Orleans in the spring of 2016. An unleashed dog managed to attack a postal carrier who was walking along a stretch of Moss Street in New Orleans while on the job.