The Minneapolis woman who recently tried to mail a 4-month-old puppy to Atlanta in a package has appeared in front of a administrative hearing officer to ask for the poor pup back along with the $22 she paid to ship the dog.
When Stacey Champion first brought the box to the post office, she warned postal workers to be careful, but reassured them that she was shipping a toy robot. But when the box began to move and make noise, workers got permission to open it, and found a 4-month old puppy inside named Guess, a black poodle-Schnauzer mix. The postal workers gave the thirsty pup some water, and now he’s at an animal control facility.
Stacey Champion said in the hearing she was sending the dog to surprise her son for his birthday and blames the post office for the little mix-up, saying:
“They don’t have a display of what should be shipped and what should not be shipped.”
The U.S. Postal Inspector who was present at the hearing outlined postal service procedure and explained:
“When you present a package of the counter line, we always ask you ‘is it perishable, hazardous, liquid, fragile?'”
We think a puppy qualifies as perishable and fragile.
Our minds are blown by the audacity of this woman. She’s now facing charges for animal cruelty. Good for her!!!