Woman Tried to Mail Puppy, Now She Wants the Dog Back


(CBS/AP) A Minneapolis woman who tried to mail a puppy to Georgia is trying to regain custody of the dog.


Stacey Chapman was charged with animal cruelty after postal workers discovered a 4-month-old Schnauzer mix in a sealed box that had no air holes. Authorities say the puppy would likely not have survived if it was shipped.

Postal workers found the dog after the airmail package it was in fell off a counter.

The Star Tribune says Chapman, who's 39, will try to convince an administrative hearing officer on Monday to return the puppy to her. Chapman had to pay about $250 in fees for the city to kennel and care for the dog, named Guess.

According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, she also wants her $22 mailing fees refunded.

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