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Next Time, Send a Gift Certificate

Stacey Champion, 39, of Minneapolis, Minn., had a gift for someone in Georgia. However, postal workers figured that something was awry when the box she wanted to mail started moving by itself. Inside was a four-month-old puppy, without food or water. The box had no air holes. Had the package been mailed, the pup would have been shipped in an unpressurized, unheated cargo compartment of an airplane. Champion was charged with animal cruelty, and may face more serious federal charges of trying to ship live animals in the U.S. Mail. (MS/KMSP Minneapolis) ...If you see an ad for “Champion’s Cheap Travel Deals”, I recommend you pass.
Original Publication Date: 20 February 2011
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.

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