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    A 39-year-old woman has been charged with cruelty to animals after she allegedly tried to post a puppy to a relative from one side of America to the other.
    Last week Stacey Champion sealed the dog, called Guess, and was only rumbled when the cardboard box it fell off the counter when she was trying to pay for 'high priority' postage.
    The dog, a male four-month-old Schnauzer, has been taken into care while a decision is made by authorities whether or not it should be allowed to be handed back to the Minnesota woman.

    Safe: Stacey Champion paid $22 for Guess the parcel puppy to be posted from Minnesota to Geogia

    'Clearly there wasn’t a whole lot of thought that went into this,' said Angela Dodge of the Minneapolis Police Department in a CBS Minnesota news report of Champion's effort to post the dog from Minnesota to Georgia.
    'A puppy is a definite no-no,' said Pete Nowacki with the U.S. Postal Service.
    'Apparently the puppy must have moved at that time and the box had shaken and fallen.

    'At that point, the clerk and supervisor could hear a sound like panting coming from inside the box.'

    Mrs Dodge added: 'They could hear it in the box, they opened the box and discovered a live puppy on there with no food or water.'
    Mrs Champion, who had paid $22 for Guess to be posted, wanted to transport the puppy quickly as did he was mailed using two-day priority.
    According to officials, she was sending the dog by post to a relative.
    'The notion of putting a puppy in a box, putting them on a plane with no food, no water, no place to do their business, it’s not going to work,' said Mr Nowacki.
    'The puppy is doing fine. Champion has until Friday to make an appeal to animal control to get the puppy back. If animal controls says she can’t have the puppy back, it will go up for adoption.'
    The box had been wrapped, completely, sealing the air holes. If the parcel had been airlifted - as was planned - and transported in an airplane's unheated, non-pressurised cargo hold, the dog would almost certainly have died.
    Mrs Champion was charged with animal cruelty. She has 10 days from being cited to appeal. If she declines or loses her appeal, Guess would go up for adoption.

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    She has a lower IQ than that puppy!
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    The dog, a male four-month-old Schnauzer, has been taken into care while a decision is made by authorities whether or not it should be allowed to be handed back to the Minnesota woman.
    How about no?

    The box had been wrapped, completely, sealing the air holes. If the parcel had been airlifted - as was planned - and transported in an airplane's unheated, non-pressurised cargo hold, the dog would almost certainly have died.
    How about no way in hell should she ever be allowed to have a pet or child?
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    I'd love to stick her in a box for two days with no air, water or food for 2 days...

    after I punch her in the face. With a brick.

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    She should be charged with some federal mail crime too. And NO don't give her the puppy back!!!
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    Thank goodness the poor pup made some noise before that heifer shipped him.

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    She needs to have some sense beaten into that pea-sized brain.

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    Lucky little guy. Thoughtless. Stupid.
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    What an asshat.

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    What a moron and what a cute puppy! Hope she never gets him back!
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    She obviously didn't want the puppy seeing as she was shipping it across the country so don't give it back!! God what a fucking moron. How is stupidity like this even possible?!
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    She wants her money back.

    [IMG]http://stmedia.startribune.com/images/502*283/puppy020211.jpg[/IMG]
    “Guess” was tightly sealed in a box addressed to Atlanta.

    If not for postal clerks, puppy would have been DOA

    A 39-year-old woman was charged with animal cruelty after she tried to air-mail the dog to Atlanta from downtown Minneapolis, authorities said.
    By MARY LYNN SMITH and PAUL WALSH, Star Tribune staff writers February 2, 2011 - 2:18 PM

    The postal worker was stunned when the package moved by itself and fell to the floor. Then came the sounds of heavy panting.
    Within minutes, she and co-workers had unwrapped a tightly sealed box and rescued a 4-month-old puppy that a Minneapolis woman tried to mail to Georgia.

    "It's just crazy," said Minneapolis Police Sgt. Angela Dodge. The air holes the woman punched in the box were covered up with mailing tape, and the priority mail trip would have taken at least two days, she said. "It was supposed to be a birthday gift for a family member. It would have been kind of traumatizing to get a dead puppy,'' Dodge said. "If you don't identify it so that it can be handled properly, it goes into the cargo hold of an airplane. It gets 40 below in those cargo planes that get up 40,000 feet. And there was no food or water. Puppies can't go for long periods without food or water."

    The dog would have been dead on delivery, agreed police spokesman Sgt. William Palmer. "I've been doing this for 17 years. This is a new one on me."

    The woman, Stacey Champion, declined to tell police why she decided to mail the puppy, Dodge said.
    Champion paid $22 to send the black poodle-Schnauzer mix puppy named Guess to Georgia via priority mail, said Thompson Ojoyeyi, supervisor at the Loring Station post office. The worker who accepted the package asked all the standard questions: Any perishables, liquids, hazardous materials?

    Champion said no, but then she cautioned postal workers to "be careful, be careful" as they handled the box because "it was so delicate," Ojoyeyi said.

    On the outside of the package Champion wrote "This is for your 11th birthday. It's what you wanted," he said. She also told the clerk that if sounds came from the package, not to worry, it just contained a toy robot, Ojoyeyi added.

    When the box began moving and making noise, workers called a postal inspector -- the Postal Service's enforcement arm -- and got permission to open the package, Ojoyeyi said.

    Guess "was so happy to get out," Ojoyeyi said. "We gave him water and he drank so fast."
    "How could someone do this kind of thing?" he said. "For us, it was very unusual."

    The Postal Service will ship some live animals such as bees, certain small and harmless cold-blooded animals, chicks and ducklings. But sending dogs and cats through the mail is a definite no, he said.

    Champion was cited for misdemeanor animal cruelty and has 10 days to appeal. The dog is now at the city's animal control facility. If Champion declines or loses her appeal, Guess would go up for adoption. So far, Champion hasn't notified authorities that she wants the dog back, Dodge said.

    She did, however, return to the post office to demand a refund for the $22 she paid to mail the puppy. She also wanted a small amount of money she had attached to a makeshift dog collar returned to her.

    Postal workers nixed the refund and told her to contact law enforcement about the collar currency. "We asked her, don't you want to know about your puppy? But she said no. She just wanted her money back," Ojoyeyi said. "It's just weird to mail an animal like that in a package all covered up. We don't know what she was thinking about."
    If not for postal clerks, puppy would have been DOA | StarTribune.com
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    nothing says "I Love You" like a package full of dead dog!
    Kill him.
    Kill her.
    Kill It.
    Kill everything... that IS the solution!
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    It's what I asked for on my eleventh birthday.
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