Post office finds 106 chicks a home after they get lost in the mail1/11/2013
So where do private shippers turn when they absolutely, positively are in a panic about a delivery gone wrong? Try the U.S. Postal Service. That's how 106 baby chickens wound up at a D.C. post office after their intended journey to Alabama went haywire, and the original shipper feared they wouldn't survive a longer trip. Luckily, the mailmen had the address for the local Humane Society chapter, which put the chicks up for a few days before farming them out to a sanctuary in upstate New York. The dumb clucks who caused this caper remain nameless, but the Postal Service gets an thumbs up. Now, about those Christmas presents that haven't arrived yet ... [Source]
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