The holiday season is fast approaching, and many people will be ordering things online. It’s always a good idea to keep an eye on your packages, making sure the delivery person is handling it with proper care.
But one couple’s horror story shows that a careless delivery can result in something far worse than a broken Christmas gift after their pet was tragically killed in a freak accident. And now, they want something done.
Keiko Napier and Mitchell Galin, from Venice, California, always loved their Yorkshire Terrier, Cooper.
The couple had ordered Christmas gifts online, and they were delivered by a FedEx employee.
But the delivery person decided to throw the heavy package over their high fence into their backyard.
Tragically, Cooper was sitting out in the yard laying in the sun… and the package crushed the poor 4-pound dog.
The couple was horrified when they discovered what happened.
“I immediately picked up the box, and Cooper was in a puddle of blood,” Galin told CBS Los Angeles. “It was painful to watch your dog in pain.”
The dog was alive, but sustained extremely serious injuries and was suffering. The couple sadly had to put down their beloved dog.
“We’ve just had a horrible weekend,” Napier said through tears.
When they heard about the incident, FedEx issued an apology statement.
“We extend our deepest sympathies to the family of the pet involved in this incident,” the company said, according to CBS.
“We take this matter very seriously and are working directly with those involved to determine the circumstances behind this event. Based on the outcome of our investigation, we will take the appropriate action.”
But for these grieving dog parents, nothing is going to bring their Cooper back, and an apology isn’t enough: they want a concrete policy enacted to ensure that this doesn’t happen again to any dog… or person.
“Our grandchild pays out here,” Napier said. “My mother is out here gardening. I’m here gardening. And the package was so heavy, should it have struck one of us, it would’ve caused damage — very very severe damage.”
So many people will be ordering packages through the end of the year, and with that increased workload it’s easy to imagine that delivery people might rush their package deliveries. It’s important that something be done.
“I feel they need to say they’re going to institute a corporate-wide mandate that drivers cannot throw packages,” Napier said. “That’s what I want to hear.”
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