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Cat can't get his advent calendar from the Post Office because he doesn't have ID

Published 08/12/2015

Ted the cat
Ted the cat

Ted the cat can't get his advent calendar from the Post Office because he has no ID.

His owner Brittany Maher-Kirk missed the delivery when a postman tried to deliver the parcel.

The card from Royal Mail telling Ted they have a parcel for him
The card from Royal Mail telling Ted they have a parcel for him

So my mum posted the cat an advent calendar. Unfortunately, we missed the delivery and the post office won't give it me...

Posted by Brittany Maher-Kirk on Saturday, 5 December 2015

Her mother sent it as a joke, addressing the gift to her tabby tomcat, Ted Maher-Kirk Lindsay - who we can only presume was too busy sleeping to open the door to the postman.

And when Brittany went to collect it from Royal Mail, they would not give her the parcel because it is not addressed to her.

But clearly, as he is a cat, Ted does not have ID.

Brittany wrote on Facebook: "So my mum posted the cat an advent calendar. Unfortunately, we missed the delivery and the post office won't give it me as the cat does not have ID.

"I've got to ring up the Post Office Head Office and explain that my mother has sent the cat an advent calendar, addressed to the cat, and he can't pop in to pick it up himself or lend me his ID to do it for him."

Strict rules at the Post Office mean proof of identification is required to pick up deliveries.

Ted needs to show: One of the following, in the name of the person the item is addressed to:

  • Credit or debit card
  • Bank or building society cheque/savings book
  • Valid Passport
  • Driving Licence
  • NHS Medical Card
  • Photo ID card

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