Saturday 17 February 2018

Return to sender: Poor cat can't claim Christmas parcel at post office because he doesn't have photo ID

Ted with his Post Office claim slip
Credit:Facebook/Brittany Maher-Kirk
Ted with his Post Office claim slip Credit:Facebook/Brittany Maher-Kirk
The Post Office claim slip showing Ted's name Credit: Facebook/Brittany Maher-Kirk

Sarah-Jane Murphy

Spare a thought for this poor cat who is unable to claim his Christmas gift from his local post office because he can't produce the requisite ID.

Ted Maher-Kirk-Lindsey's owner posted him a kitty advent calender and wrote his rather long and complex name on the envelope as a joke.

However, when the postman came calling with the festive gift there was nobody home to answer the door, so it was taken back to Post Office Headquarters.

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We are unsure if Ted the cat was at home at the time. If so he wasn't bothered opening the door to claim his parcel.

Post Offices are renowned for their strict adherence to rules and stipulate that the intended recipient of the parcel or letter must produce ID to verify their credibility.

Unfortunately, as cats don't have passports or driving licences, Ted is unable to claim his package.

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The owner's daughter had the awkward task of ringing the Post Office to tell them the background to the fluffy feline's dilemma, she told

Now that's a conversation we would love to hear.

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