Woman Arrested for Attempting to Mail Puppy

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A Minneapolis woman is under investigation for trying to send a puppy through the U.S. Mail.

39-year old Stacey Champion walked into a downtown Minneapolis post office Tuesday and paid to have a parcel shipped to Georgia. But before the package could be mailed, postal workers noticed that it was moving on its own – and opened it to find a puppy sealed inside.

The package had no air holes and contained no food or water, and would have eventually been shipped via air, in an unheated, unpressurized compartment. A postal inspector said that if the package had not moved and been noticed, the dog would have been very likely to die in transit.

Animal control has taken custody of the 4 month old mixed breed pup, and Champion has been charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty: additional charges are expected.

Champion told police  she was attempting to send the dog to someone in Georgia – as a gift.

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21 thoughts on “Woman Arrested for Attempting to Mail Puppy”

  1. This is unbelievable. If anyone drops anything off at the post office, you are routinely asked this question, “is this liquid, fragile, perishable, or potentially hazardous?”. Umm…Yes to all four! Either somebody lied, or someone at USPS didn’t do their job.

    Poor poor pup.

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  2. They should put her in a wooden box and nail it shut and ship her to a psychiatric ward. That poor poorpuppy. Glad someone was alert enough to free it……

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  3. This is a mutt so my guess she has whoops or let’s see what we can get and with all the scams out there wonder if she may not have known shipping the pup ment by air not postal? Stupid yes, but uninformed probably

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