Officials in Canada are currently dealing with another animal cruelty case. According to Vulcan County Enforcement Services, an Alberta woman tried to mail a puppy and a kitten. She is now getting charged for her actions. It get even worse – this is not the first time she has tried to do something like this.
According to the Calgary Herald, a 53-year-old southern Alberta woman was charged for mailing a puppy and a kitten through Canada Post.
So how did she do it? Jill Marshall tried put one puppy and one kitten into a small cardboard box and left them at the post office. This was not even the first time she had done this. On May 17, 2019, Marshall tried yet again to mail one puppy.
According to the Calgary Herald, her boxes were addressed to a destination and had the appropriate postage. The animals within the box also had stamps stuck on their heads.
In one of the photos, you can see a kitten and a puppy being mailed together in the same box. With them is a note that looks like it says "to you, with love."
The three animals who were put into the two cases have since been brought to the Calgary Humane Society.
See photos of the puppy and kitten below.
Marshall has since been charged with two counts of causing an animal to be in distress. She is set to make her first appearance in court on July 30, 2019, in Lethbridge. While Marshall has had no prior animal-related convictions, authorities have had to deal with her animals before.
Shipping live animals through the mail cannot be done unless the sender has entered into an agreement with Canada Post prior to mailing. Bees, day-old chicks, hating eggs, leeches, and some cold-blooded animals can be mailed under certain conditions.
Another animal cruelty case also took place in Alberta just two weeks ago. This incident involved a cat and a dog being locked in a storage unit. According to the Calgary Humane Society, these animals had been left there to die.
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