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Kitten found in mailbox is adopted by her rescuer, a postman

June 22, 2009 |  3:52 pm

Kitty When postal worker George Knapp went to work June 12, he couldn't have guessed what awaited him. Knapp was just going about his business, emptying a city mailbox during regular rounds in Boston, when he came upon a tiny kitten among the envelopes.

It's believed the kitten -- a petite 2-pounder -- was unceremoniously dumped into the box through the slot at the top. She was brought to the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals' adoption center and given the nickname "Postina."

The animal welfare group initially planned to offer Postina for adoption as soon as she'd had some TLC, a few good meals and a round of vaccinations. But it turned out they didn't have to look far to find a good home for the kitten -- Knapp and his wife, Dani-Jean Stuart, have adopted her.

Postina has been given a new, less-ridiculous-although-still-mail-themed name. From now on, she'll be called P.D. (for "postage due").

-- Lindsay Barnett

Photo: Knapp with PD.  Credit: Eric J. Shelton / Associated Press

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