Friday, April 09, 2010

Stamps to the Rescue!

I've been hoping for more pet related stamps from the post office, ever since those Spay-Neuter stamps a few years ago. And now... here they are!

The U.S. Postal Service has partnered with Ellen DeGeneres and Halo: Purely For Pets to provide a million meals for pets in shelters around the U.S. by selling Adopt a Shelter Pet stamps.

The stamps go on sale April 28, but can be preordered now at The goal of this campaign is to raise awareness of the plight of millions of animals in shelters that need good homes. About half of all animals that end up in shelters are euthanized every year.

Most of them would have made great pets, if only they'd been given a chance. We all can make a difference by participating in this effort.

You can help by volunteering at a shelter, donating to one, adopting a pet, or just getting the word out by buying these new stamps.

These stamps feature photos of 5 cats (shown above) and 5 dogs, who all came from shelters and were adopted by caring new owners. The adopted pets featured on the stamps were discovered in New Milford, CT by photographer Sally Anderson-Bruce. All had been homeless but now have wonderful new homes.

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