Minneapolis post office. (KARE File Photo)
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minneapolis woman who tried to mail a puppy to Atlanta is trying to regain custody of the dog.
Stacey Champion was charged with animal cruelty after postal workers discovered a 4-month-old Poodle/Schnauzer mix in a sealed box that had no air holes. Authorities say the puppy would likely not have survived the journey if it was shipped.
On Monday, Champion will try to convince an administrative hearing officer to return the puppy to her, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The 39-year-old, who could not be reached for comment, had to pay about $250 in fees for the city to kennel and care for the puppy, named Guess.