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Puppy Woman Tried To Mail Now Up For Adoption In Minneapolis

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TARA BANNOW   02/15/11 02:00 PM ET   AP

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 likely would have killed it 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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