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Purrfect package found in mailbox
Four-week-old Woodson was found stuffed in a mailbox in rural Albany Wednesday morning. Humane society director Deb Broge calls him one of the sweetest kittens Ive seen. (Photo supplied)
MOUNT PLEASANT TOWNSHIP - A shivering kitten mysteriously appeared in a mailbox in rural Albany Wednesday morning, Aug. 14, and the Green County Sheriff's Department is seeking clues to how he got there.

The 4-week-old kitten was found inside a mailbox at a residential address in the W2700 block of County EE, about three miles northwest of Albany.

The resident was checking for mail at about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday and "discovered that someone had placed a live kitten in the mailbox," Deputy Dani M. Jackson reported.

He likely spent the night trapped.

The Green County Humane Society took in the animal, named him Woodson and is trying to get him adopted.

Woodson is a brown-and-black tiger cat and weighs a little over a pound, said Deb Broge, humane society director.

"He was pretty cold because he'd been stuffed in a mailbox," Broge said. But he's doing well and will soon be adoptable.

"He's extremely sweet and affectionate," Broge said.

The sheriff's department is encouraging anyone with info on the incident to call 608-328-9400 or submit tips anonymously via Green County Crime Stoppers at 800-I-C-CRIME (422-7463).

- Katjusa Cisar