Baby turkeys find their way home

Seneca, KS, Post Office Customer Services Supervisor Gary Nelson

Seneca, KS, Post Office Customer Services Supervisor Gary Nelson

While on route to its destination in Havensville, KS, a box of live, baby turkeys was inadvertently sent to a Post Office 57 miles away in Marysville. Fortunately for the young birds, a supervisor stepped up to ensure the chicks were delivered in time.

When the Marysville office discovered the shipping issue, they contacted Seneca Post Office Customer Services Supervisor Gary Nelson for help. Seneca is half the distance between Marysville and Havensville, and when Nelson discovered the problem, he was eager to assist.

Nelson contacted the addressee to work out the best delivery solution possible. To preserve the lives of the turkeys, they determined that the best solution was to take the box directly to the addressee.

“Gary’s willingness to help is greatly appreciated by both the US Postal Service and the baby birds,” said Marysville Postmaster Mary Schmale.

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