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Puppy that narrowly missed being mailed from Minnesota to Georgia goes up for adoption

February 15, 2011 |  4:43 pm

GuessPuppy MINNEAPOLIS — A puppy that escaped a possibly deadly trip through the mail and won the hearts of admirers worldwide will be available for adoption this week.

The city of Minneapolis says a drawing to adopt Guess, a 5-month-old schnauzer-poodle mix, will be held Friday. People who are interested have to be at the Minneapolis Animal Care and Control shelter, and animal control manager Dan Niziolek says he's expecting a line.

Guess was saved from a trip through the mail to Georgia that officials say probably would have been fatal when postal workers opened the package.

Shelter official Jeanette Wiedemeier Bower said hundreds of people from across the U.S. and the world have asked to adopt Guess. She says the agency hopes the attention will encourage people to adopt other animals.

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-- Tara Bannow, Associated Press

Photo: Guess in an undated photo provided by the City of Minneapolis. Credit: Associated Press

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