Bite Prevention Promotion

27 Things You Can Do in Your Community to Promote Bite Prevention

Start Preparations Early!


    • your City Council or County Commissioners to issue a Proclamation declaring (insert date), as Bite Prevention Week in your community.
    • the utility companies to include flyers in their bills.
    • the banks to include flyers in their monthly statements.
    • your librarian to distribute bookmarks.
    • your local television news show to run a feature story.
    • school nurses to hold mini-classes on bite prevention.
    • your County Commissioners or City Council to review the community’s leash and dangerous dog laws.
    • for a billboard to be donated.
  • Co-sponsor an event with your local:
    • veterinary medical association.
    • post office.
    • utility company.
    • Emergency Medical Services.
  • Place:
    • articles in your agency's newsletter.
    • posters and flyers in veterinary offices.
    • a booth at the mall.
  • Schedule presentations at:
    • schools, daycare centers.
    • summer camps (boy/girl scouts, church, YMCA).
    • library programs.
    • Mother's Day Out programs.
    • zoos.
    • FFA meetings.
    • adult civic group meetings.
    • safety meetings of postal carriers, meter readers, pizza delivery persons.
    • Progressive Farmer Safety Camps (see contact list below). Progressive Farmer Magazine sponsors Safety Camps that teach children how to avoid injuries in rural and agricultural settings.
  • Be Creative
    • Send a Letter to the Editor.
    • Have an open house at your facility.
    • Tell teachers how to order bite prevention materials and videos.