Not everything that arrives at the Evans post office is loaded up for delivery.
A black-and-white cat that showed up about two years ago at the post office has been offered a place to stay, complete with a pet food bowl and a back corner parking space.
"She stays hidden," said Julie Colley, a clerk at the post office who has been feeding the kitty for the past two years.
Colley said the female cat spends much of her days curled up under employee or postal vehicles in the rear gated lot behind the post office. Although Colley said she hasn't named the cat yet, some refer to it as the "postal kitty."
A small green double pet food bowl sits in the back corner parking space near the gate leading to the fenced employee area behind the post office.
Colley said she puts out food and water for the cat every morning - even on the weekends.
"She's usually out early in the morning when I come because she knows I am going to feed her," Colley said.
Howard Garnell is a regular at the Ronald Reagan Drive post office, making two or three visits a day. He said he's seen the kitty, but has never gotten close to her.
"You'll see her more in the evening," Garnell said. "I don't see her a lot in the daytime."
Garnell is not the only one who has taken an interest in the kitty.
Colley said she was on vacation recently, and when she came to feed the cat in the evenings food and water were already in the bowl.
"I was asking the carriers around here who did it," she said. "I guess it was a customer. That was sweet."
Colley said she has never tried to touch the cat. She can't take the cat home either because Colley said she feels it would never come inside with her two cats and dog.
"I wish somebody would come adopt this one," Colley said. "That would be sweet."
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