DENVER (CBS4) – Denver Police are investigating a case of animal cruelty after a ferret was mailed through the U.S. Postal Service last week.
Staff at Denver’s mail sorting facility discovered the ferret after she chewed through her packaging. When staff finally caught her, they called Denver Animal Protection.
“I was like ‘you have a what?’” said Lorraine Pacheco, a field officer.
Pacheco has worked for Denver Animal Protection for 19 years. She thought she had heard everything until that phone call.
“The animal apparently didn’t like it’s traveling arrangements and chewed its way out and got out at the general mail facility,” she said.
Investigators say the package came from Fort Morgan, and they know who sent it. Denver Police investigators are looking into the circumstances and whether or not charges will be filed.
“She’s going to be living with us until the investigation is over,” said Pacheco.