Woman Upset Postal Service Crushed Her Canaries

The dead birds were supposed to be alive when they arrived
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 28, 2016 1:48 PM CST
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(Newser) – US Postal Service officials say they've apologized to an Alabama woman who says her package of six live canaries arrived, but the birds were crushed and dead. Rhonda King tells Al.com that the box containing the birds was marked with tire tracks when it arrived from Texas earlier this month. King said the birds were in an approved box designed to let them breathe. King says the postmaster told her, "Well, your birds arrived, but they're not alive." Postal Service spokesperson Debra Fetterly tells the AP that local managers offered an apology and would work to find "a solution the customer finds acceptable." (Read more US Postal Service stories.)

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